The Jones Act contains provisions that are directed at protecting the rights of seamen. The act allows sailors and other individuals that work on ships, boats, barges, and oil rigs to obtain compensation and/or damages from their employers if they are injured due to the negligence of the ship owner, captain, or fellow crew members. Our firm is fluent in the language of the Jones Act and can explain if and how it applies in your situation.
Onshore and Offshore Injuries
Accidents can happen to the crew anytime and the Jones Act protects seamen when they are working offshore, in port, or even onshore, if they are on “ship’s business.” We represent seamen who have been injured in an onshore or offshore accident, such as slipping and falling on the dock or being injured by a forklift while loading a ship.
If you or a loved one has suffered an accidental death, brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, or other terrible condition, you need help right away. Contact us and you will receive a rapid response and be scheduled for a free initial consultation with a compassionate, experienced attorney.
Our law offices are located in Pearland (Brazoria County), Texas, but we serve all of Texas, and, to meet with you, our lawyers can travel anywhere throughout Texas, including Houston (Harris County), Conroe, Galveston, Victoria, Beaumont, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville, Waco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Longview, Tyler, Marshall, Texarkana, Pearland (Brazoria County), Angleton, Bastrop and more.