Jones Act Seaman Injuries
Accidents And Injuries On A Boat or Vessel
Have you seriously been hurt while working on a ship, barge or other vessel? We can help.
The North Charleston accident lawyers at Howell & Christmas, LLC have been representing those injured on the job since 1999. Our Jones Act attorneys and staff are here to help you navigate the ins and outs of the law in this area to help you maximize your recovery in your claim. Any worker who spends at least thirty percent of their time working on a ship or on the water by other ways will likely be considered a Jones Act Seaman and entitled to the full benefits under that law that are provided to these injured workers. Our lawyers can help you in many ways including helping you file your case in either federal or state court, help you decide which venue is best for you and your claim and help you decide whether you should file for a bench trial in front of a judge or move for a jury trial. You may have a case against your captain, the ship owner, a member of your crew or even a combination of these potential parties who may have caused or contributed to your accident.
Injuries on a ship or other vessel can be caused by and occur in many ways including a defective condition on the ship that the owner of the ship knows about or should have known about, or by a dangerous condition that has been created or ignored by a captain or other member of your crew. Whether you have suffered personal injury or damage to personal property, you are likely entitled to seek money damages to reimburse you for what you have lost. Damages include, but are not limited to, lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
When you bring your Jones Act Seaman injury claim to one of our North Charleston worker´s compensation lawyers, we have the same goal in mind that you do. That is to help you get all of the benefits you are entitled to under the law and to make this recovery as fast as we possibly can. Call us today to find out your rights. Do not listen to anyone who tells you that you do not have a claim. They may be misleading you or just not know how far the laws in this area go to protect those working on the water.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to call one of our North Charleston workers compensation lawyer now. The initial consultation is absolutely free. Just click on “Ask a Lawyer” and send us your questions. Let one of our on the experienced injury lawyers give you straight answers to all your legal questions.