Jones Act Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in a maritime accident while working on a barge, towboat or tug, it is important to act quickly if you are considering legal action. Maritime law claims can have a set time limit that prohibits you from going to court after the statute of limitations has passed.
Speaking with an experienced maritime and boat injury attorney as soon as possible can give you the best opportunity for securing compensation for maintenance and cure as well as other damages you’ve suffered.
A unique set of laws can apply to a maritime injury simply because it occurred in or over the water. Whether you were injured while working on an inland waterway, were employed offshore, or on a commercial fishing boat at the time of your maritime injury, the experienced maritime lawyers at Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards may be able to assist you in recovering compensation under the Jones Act.
The Jones Act statute of limitations is three (3) years from the date of the accident. After that time period is up, there is the risk of forfeiting your right to compensation for your injury. Acting quickly is critically important.
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At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards in Louisiana, we have more than six decades of experience representing maritime workers injured in the line of duty. While our maritime injury lawyers primarily represent clients in Louisiana and the Gulf South, our firm is able to assist with Jones Act claims originating from other areas of the country.
We can help you with Jones Act claims. We will provide a free evaluation of any maritime claim of injury or death anywhere on any river or offshore injury, where a ship or boat crew member was injured. If the company refuses a fair settlement, we will file a lawsuit if necessary. We file claims against the owners and operators of towing vessels and tugboats, charter vessels, tankers, passenger and cargo vessels, barges and fishing ships, crew support and supply boats.
Working as a crewmember on barges, fishing boats, tugboats and ships are among the most dangerous jobs in the region. Serious accidents occur that result in life changing injuries and sometimes death. These are sometimes called maritime or admiralty or “maintenance and cure” cases. Our lawyers are highly experienced in all aspects of maritime law.
A court could consider ships of many types, such as towboats, fishing vessels and pipeline barges, to be in navigation for Jones Acts claims. The key to seaman status is employment-related connection to a vessel in navigation.
If you were injured as a crew member of a riverboat, towboat, or tugboat, or a member of a crew of any commercial boat, you’re likely covered by the Jones Act for maritime workers. Let us help you file a successful claim.