The Jones Act Protects You
For close to one hundred years, a federal statute known as the Jones Act has given seamen the right to bring claims in either state or federal courts against their maritime employers for negligence – including the negligence of the vessel captain and other crew. Unlike the typical shoreside situation, negligence need only be a cause of why the injury occurred.
In the case of Jones Act negligence, a seaman is entitled to recover past lost wages, future lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and future medical costs. At Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, our experienced maritime injury law attorneys have won millions of dollars for our clients. Contact us today to discuss your case in a free consultation.
Examples Of Jones Act Negligence
The Jones Act exists to protect a seaman against the many dangers they encounter doing their work aboard vessels. Examples of Jones Act negligence include:
- Failure to properly train the crew
- Failure to have in place appropriate working and safety procedures
- Failure to provide a safe place to work
- Errors in judgment
- Errors in navigation
- Failure to provide proper clothing
- Failure to provide appropriate gear
- Failure to maintain gear and equipment
- Failure to properly man the vessel
- Requiring crew to work excessive hours
- Drug and alcohol use
- Violation of safety statutes, codes, regulations and standards
- Sailing in known unsafe weather conditions
Contact Our Premier Maritime Injury Law Attorneys Today
Maritime insurance is meant to cover a seaman’s claim for Jones Act negligence. The skilled attorneys at Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, have decades of experience handling Jones Act claims.
Our understanding of maritime insurance and the maritime industry, coupled with our understanding of maritime injury claims, including Jones Act negligence, unseaworthiness, maritime wrongful death, and maintenance, cure and unearned wages, gives you the added edge in having us resolve your maritime injury or wrongful death claims – be it by settlement or trial. Send us a message online or call 907-802-4559 today to arrange your free case consultation.