Jones Act: Relief, Protection for Injured Marine Workers

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Unlike other injured people covered under workers’ compensation laws, maritime crewmembers injured while performing jobs on vessels, like semi-submersible oil rigs, boats, dredges and ships in navigable waterways, must file for relief under the Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Seaman Protection and Relief Act. These marine crewmembers may a Jones Act lawyer to file for benefits to cover health care costs and lost wages associated with their injury on the job.

In addition to the right to collect benefits under the Jones Act, maritime employees can also file personal injury lawsuits to seek compensation for their injuries. The maritime law firm of Doyle LLP represents people working on marine vessels and at land-based facilities throughout the Gulf Coast region from Texas to Florida. Contact our skilled maritime lawyers today.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Ship Injury Claim Lawyers

Injured marine workers are entitled to full compensation under the Jones Act for the impact their injuries have on their livelihood. Our lawyers understand maritime law and how it affects your rights to a claim for maritime injuries. We can help you file for benefits and represent your interests in disputes or denied claims involving:

  • Offshore rig injuries
  • Workboat injuries
  • Tugboat and barge injuries
  • Tanker or cargo ship injuries
  • Ferry or water taxi injuries
  • Inland marine injuries
  • Fishing trawler injuries
  • Dockworker injuries
  • International maritime injuries

Whether you are a maritime worker on a boat operating on inland rivers or lakes, crew member of an open-sea vessel or an oil platform worker, you may be covered by the Jones Act and maritime injury laws. Our experienced attorneys can help make a significant difference in recovering fair compensation for your injuries.

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Our firm has successfully resolved hundreds of domestic and international maritime injury claims through negotiation and courtroom litigation. If you have been injured aboard any type of marine vessel, contact our Jones Act Lawyer at Doyle LLP for effective legal representation.