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Jones Act Claims

jones act, inland river worker, crew ships, vessels, rigs, barges, drill ship, rig, tugboat, fishing vessel, personal injury, jones act, offshore injury, workers' compensation, work injury, wrongful death, social security, product liability The Jones Act is a law enacted by Congress that provides protection to persons who are members of the crew of a ship or a vessel. The Jones Act applies to inland river workers, as well as offshore workers who work on a jack-up rig, semi-submersible rig, barge, drill ship, tugboat, tow boat, crew boat, dredge, cargo ship, fishing vessels or other moveable vessels. The Jones Act governs the liability of vessel operators and marine employers for the work related injuries or death of the employee. The Jones Act gives seamen special remedies because they face the perils of the sea. In order for a worker to recover under the Jones Act, a worker must prove some negligence or fault on the part of the vessel's owners, operators or fellow employees. Employees may also have a claim under the Jones Act if they are injured because of a defect in the vessel and/or its gear and tackle, rendering the vessel unseaworthy.

Morice Law Firm have handled hundred of Jones Act cases resulting in numerous large settlements and verdicts. Partners in the Firm of Morice Law Firm regularly teach at maritime seminars and have written numerous articles regarding the Jones Act and Maritime Law. If you or your loved one has been injured offshore or on a vessel, contact the Law Offices of Morice Law Firm online or call us at (504)-366-1641 to ensure your legal rights are protected.