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Jones Act: Relief, Protection for Injured Marine Workers


Jones Act Attorneys

Unlike other injured people covered under workers’ compensation laws, maritime workers injured while performing jobs on oil drilling platforms, boats and ships in U.S. coastal and inland navigable waterways, or docks and marine terminals, must file for relief under the Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Seaman Protection and Relief Act. Seamen, longshoremen and other maritime workers may 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:

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.

Contact Our Houston or Galveston, Texas, Law Office Today

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 Doyle for effective legal representation.