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Contact The Young Firm for a consultation with an experienced Gulf Coast Jones Act lawyer. Our New Orleans, Louisiana attorneys will help you obtain just compensation.
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The Jones Act is a federal statute that allows injured seamen to sue their employers for the damages they have suffered as a result of work-related injury. If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death as a result of an employer's negligence, our maritime and admiralty attorneys can help you obtain fair compensation. With over 40 years of service and millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements to our credit, The Young Firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you maximize the return on your claim. If you or a loved one has been injured while at sea, contact a Jones Act lawyer at The Young Firm's New Orleans, Louisiana practice today.
In order for the Jones Act to apply to you, you must qualify as a “seaman.” To be considered a seaman, and therefore have Jones Act eligibility, you must be:
The “more or less permanent” assignment has generally been interpreted to mean that a seaman has spent at least 30 percent of his or her time at sea. So even if 65 percent to 70 percent of your time was spent on land, you may still satisfy the “permanent assignment” requirement.
**Even if your accident occurred on land, you may still file a claim under the Jones Act if you were assigned to a vessel but only working on land temporarily.**
Each experienced Jones Act lawyer at our New Orleans, Louisiana firm can determine whether the Jones Act applies to your case. To schedule a consultation and case review, contact The Young Firm today.
The Jones Act offers various benefits to injured maritime and offshore workers and bears only a passing resemblance to workers' compensation. Although the employee must prove that his or her employer was negligent under the Jones Act, claims filed under the act provide comparatively larger cash settlements.
A Jones Act lawyer at our New Orleans, Louisiana law firm will protect your rights and fight on your behalf to obtain compensation for:
For a consultation with an experienced Jones Act lawyer, contact The Young Firm's New Orleans, Louisiana office. We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our past clients; we can help you, too.