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If You Are an Injured Seaman You Have Important Legal Rights
If you are a crewman who has been injured while working on a boat, barge, drilling rig or other vessel or offshore structure, you have the right to sue your employer for injuries caused by your employer’s negligence. The Jones Act is a federal law that protects crew members who have been injured during the course of their employment. If you are hurt while working on a ship or vessel and your injuries are due to the negligent acts of your employer, you will be permitted to file a claim against your employer under a law known as the Jones Act.
It is also important to know that there are other legal protections beyond the Jones Act that may be available to you under general maritime law. For instance, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of a party other than your employer, you may be able to file a lawsuit against that company or entity. Identifying the proper legal remedies can be a confusing process, so it is important to consult an experienced lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of maritime law.
Do Not Delay – The Willis Law Firm Will Guide You Every Step of the Way
If you have sustained a serious injury, it is important to take action as quickly as possible. The law imposes certain deadlines that you must meet in order to bring a lawsuit. We understand that the legal system can be overwhelming, particularly if this is your first time dealing with a lawyer or law firm. The Willis Law Firm is here to help. We will fully explain your legal rights and options and guide you through every step of the process. Mr. Willis is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As a board certified specialist, Mr. Willis has demonstrated the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of personal injury law.
At The Willis Law Firm, we know that when you are suffering a serious injury it can be difficult to figure out what steps you should take next. Injured workers are often afraid to seek legal advice and take action against their employers. It is important to remember that when a maritime accident occurs, your employer will immediately consult its own legal team. Your employer’s attorneys will focus on showing that the employer was not at fault for your accident. You need a strong legal team on your side to protect your rights and take an aggressive stand against your employer and any other parties that may be responsible for your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Nationwide Maritime Lawyer
If you or someone you care about has been injured while working as a member of the crew of a ship or other marine vessel, The Willis Law Firm can help. David P. Willis is an experienced maritime attorney who protects the rights of maritime employees who have been injured on the job. His law firm represents workers nationwide who have suffered serious injuries while working on ships, barges, boats, vessels and other maritime/offshore platforms and structures.
Our Jones Act law firm is located in Houston, Texas and offers free consultations to seamen who have been injured nationwide. During your initial consultation, an experienced attorney will review your case and identify the legal options that may be available to you. You can learn more about our free consultations by calling our firm directly, completing our online contact form, or reviewing the information on the Free Consultation section of our website.