The Jones Act is a federal law that was specifically designed to provide protection and compensation for employees of sea-going vessels injured or killed as a result of negligence. Originally established during the beginning of the twentieth century as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, it allows seamen and their families to file lawsuits.
The Jones Act is one of a number of maritime laws written because working at sea is so dangerous. The offshore injury attorneys at Danziger & De Llano have the special training and knowledge that you need on your side if you’ve been the victim of an offshore injury. Call us today and put our years of experience to work for you.
The Jones Act is designed to protect the rights of seamen, who work in a notoriously dangerous field. Their risks are high but offshore employers have traditionally been slow or unwilling to provide those who have been hurt or the survivors of those who are killed with the compensation that they are entitled to. The law changed that.
As a result of the Jones Act those who have been hurt or whose loved ones are killed in an accident determined to be due to the negligence of the employer or a fellow employee, or due to the lack of seaworthiness of the vessel that they were working on, are entitled to file lawsuits for compensation.
The lawyers at Danziger & De Llano are qualified and experienced maritime lawyers who have been representing workers who have suffered offshore injuries for over twenty years. Contact us for the answers to all of your questions about your rights and how we can help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve.
There are a number of different types of Jones Act cases. The compensation that you are entitled to depends on many things, including whether you’re a seaman who was injured while working or a family member of a seamen who was killed. Each case is different, and every case’s value is determined by its specific details.
Understanding the specific differences of a Jones Act case requires a very specific knowledge of maritime law, and the Houston personal injury lawyer assistance from Danziger & De Llano protect the rights of those who work offshore. For highly skilled maritime law representation, call us today.