Experienced Guidance For Maritime Law
At Moore Landrey LLP, our board-certified attorneys have represented clients throughout southeast Texas. Maritime law can be hard to understand. Since 1968, we have helped people from all walks of life understand their options. We are a local, heritage firm that offers comprehensive guidance.
What Is The Jones Act?
Have you spent 30% or more of your professional life as a seafarer? The Jones Act states that qualified seamen, including vessel crew members, longshoremen, stevedores and deckhands, who are injured when performing duties related to their vessel’s purpose are entitled to compensation for their medical and living expenses. If you are a sailor who has been injured or contracted an illness on “navigable waters,” you may be entitled to compensation from your employer.
What About Offshore Accidents And Drilling Rig Accidents?
Seamen endure some of the most dangerous employment conditions around. From improperly trained employees to safety equipment carelessness, many dangers are present when offshore. It is the duty of offshore employers to provide their employees with safe, seaworthy vessels and work environments.
As an oil or gas worker who is employed on a jack-up rig, floating rig or fixed platform, you have special protections under the law in regard to jobsite injuries. Whether you were injured as a result of block breaks, faulty grating or equipment operating negligence, you are protected under the Jones Act.
Take Action – Call Today
If the negligence of an employer contributed to your injury, the legal team at Moore Landrey LLP may be able to help you recover compensation for pain, suffering, disability and lost wages. To schedule a free consultation, call our office in Beaumont today at 409-978-7723.