If you were injured working as a seaman on a barge, fishing boat, tug boat, dredge or another vessel, you may be able to recover compensation under the federal Jones Act. In general, the Jones Act applies to work-related accidents on the high seas and navigable waters in the United States. However, factors can complicate these claims and limit injured workers' sources of financial recovery. Select a skilled maritime law attorney focused on helping you secure the full amount of compensation you are entitled.
Experienced Jones Act Attorneys With a National Focus
At Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, we have more than 50 years of experience handling maritime claims throughout the United States. We know a variety of factors can affect whether someone qualifies for compensation under the Jones Act, such as:
- Where the maritime accident occurred
- Whether the employer can be held liable for the harbor accident
- Whether the individual injured or killed was working on-the-job as a seaman
We will carefully evaluate your claim to determine if you can secure compensation through the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act or another applicable maritime law. Contact us to learn how we can help you maximize your sources of financial relief. We offer free consultations.
Determining Fault Against Injured Harbor Workers' Employers
Seaman and harbor workers put themselves at risk on a daily basis. The federal government allows injured seamen to recover damages if they can prove their employer or co-worker was responsible for causing the work-related harbor accident. Our lawyers conduct thorough investigation to prove fault, even when liability is initially unknown. We develop strong claims complete with witness statements or employment records to identify sources of liability. We can also consult industry-leading maritime law experts invaluable in helping us identify liability factors, such as:
- Failing to properly train seamen
- Failing to hire qualified harbor workers
- Failing to maintain proper safety equipment
- Failing to follow or enforce standard safety procedures
- Failing to properly maintain the vessel
Kreindler is committed to helping you secure a full financial recovery for past and future lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, vocational rehabilitation and lost earning capacity. Our maritime law attorneys also have extensive experience securing maximum compensation for families who tragically lost their loved ones in fatal harbor accidents.
Contact a Kreindler Seamen Accident Claims Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Claims filed under the Jones Act can be highly complicated. Unlike claims pursued through the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, negligence must be proven before compensation can be secured. We have handled hundreds of maritime law claims nationwide and know how to preserve your right to the benefits you are entitled. Contact Kreindler maritime lawyers for a free consultation.