Gulf Coast Maritime Injury Lawyer
Texas Jones Act Claim Attorney
The Jones Act was enacted to cover seamen and workers on a ship or vessel. The Jones Act is similar to Workers’ Compensation, except that unlike workers’ comp, you must be able to demonstrate that the employer, owner, fellow seaman, or a defect on the vessel or maritime equipment was at least partially at fault. That does not mean the employer (or others) must be more at fault than the injured seaman, it just means that the employer (or others) must have had something to do with the accident or injury.
The Jones Act, and other maritime laws (such as the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act) are complex laws that require vast knowledge to ensure injured seamen or others protected by the maritime laws are fully protected. If you were injured on a ship, you may be entitled to compensation, including lost wages. You should consult an experienced attorney who can explain the law to you so you fully understand your options and can make informed decisions about your future and the future of your family.
The Lore Law Firm is based in Houston, Texas and represents seamen and other maritime accident victims and their families throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast, including Galveston, Texas City, Freeport, Port Arthur, Beaumont, Orange, New Orleans, Victoria, Corpus Christi, Port Isabel, Brownsville, Mobile and Tampa. With our years of experience in commercial boating environments, we understand how to evaluate a Jones Act claim as well as other maritime accident claims or ship fatalities. We are committed to ensuring you and your family receives the maximum amount of compensation for your maritime or Jones Act claim.
We are here to protect the rights of seamen and maritime workers throughout Texas and the United States. We can assist injured workers in obtaining fair settlement for their injuries, medical expenses, long-term care, suffering and loss of income.
You owe it to yourself and your family to obtain the facts so you can make informed decisions. We understand the financial difficulties caused by a maritime accident, and we can help you properly evaluate your Jones Act claim or other maritime claim and help you maximize the compensation to which you are entitled. We may also be able to assist you with cash advances to help cover living and medical expenses.
Please remember, there are time limitations in which you can bring a Jones Act or maritime accident claim, so contact an experienced lawyer today.