Jones Act Claims

Jones Act Claims

Helping Injured Seamen Pursue Fair Compensation

The Jones Act is a federal law that makes it possible for seamen to pursue personal injury claims, with a right of trial by jury, against their employers for injuries caused by the unseaworthiness of vessels and the negligence of vessel owners, captains and crew members.

At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., our Louisiana Jones Act lawyers handle claims on behalf of injured seamen throughout the Gulf Coast region and worldwide. We can help you determine whether you have a Jones Act claim or any other type of maritime claim.

Carefully Exploring Your Legal Options After an Accident

The issue of who qualifies as a seaman under the Jones Act is a complex one that has been the subject of a number of Supreme Court cases. As a general rule, a seaman is someone who spends a substantial part of his or her working time on a vessel in navigable waters.

Our attorneys can help you determine whether you are considered a Jones Act seaman. We can also help you explore other options for getting the compensation you deserve.

The Jones Act provides some important protections to injured seamen, but it is important for your lawyer to carefully consider all of your available options, including any claims you may have under general maritime law, personal injury law or workers’ compensation law.

Contact Our Experienced Lafayette Jones Act Lawyers

If you have been injured in a maritime accident, our attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you deserve, whether under the Jones Act or another state or federal law. To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact us at 800-375-6186or by e-mail.