Maritime Injury Lawyer - Jones Act

Seaman, like railroaders, are not protected by state workers’ compensation laws. Instead, to recover compensation for an on-the-job injury, a seaman has the burden to prove liability and damages. As a result, employers often refuse any compensation whatsoever. The maritime injury lawyers at Bader & Murov have successfully battled maritime employers and insurers to force full compensation.

Working as a seaman in the maritime industry can be extremely dangerous. The Jones Act is a law that provides specific protection for seamen who suffer personal injury or illness due to employer negligence or unseaworthiness of vessels. The Jones Act was enacted to offer relief to injured workers in the maritime industry and to help ensure that they receive appropriate compensation for their injuries. Contact our maritime injury lawyers if you or a loved one has had a maritime personal injury.