Protecting Seamen Injured On Waterways & The Mississippi
Were you or a loved one injured on the Mississippi River or nearby inland waterway? You have rights under the law and can recover compensation for your injuries.
Under the Jones Act, injured seamen have the right to seek financial compensation to cover expenses, including:
- Medical costs
- Wages lost while recovering
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
This means not having to worry about supporting your family or dependents if you are unable to work. It means being able to cover your medical bills without taking out a significant loan. It also means living with greater peace of mind.
Turning To Our Experienced Maritime Legal Team
At Blake Jones Law Firm LLC, we have been helping individuals in similar situations recover the compensation they need after a waterway injury. Our lawyers have over 40 years of experience handling claims for those injured on the Mississippi or other inland waterways.
We have won multimillion-dollar settlements, awards and verdicts for clients located along the Gulf Coast, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Texas.
If you or your loved one was injured on any inland waterway accident involving a fishing boat, tugboat, barge or another river vessel, let us help. You do not have to face the financial strain and hardship from broken bones, spinal cord injuries, severe falls from slippery surfaces and other injuries alone.
You have rights under the law. We can help you assert them.
Maintenance And Cure Compensation
Under the Jones Act, employers are required to pay living and medical expenses for injured workers. This is known as maintenance and cure. However, employers often attempt to circumvent maintenance and cure, which is why enlisting the support of an experienced attorney after an accident is vital.
Extensive Resources On Your Side
At Blake Jones Law Firm LLC, we have extensive legal resources and a substantial support team to fight for maximum compensation to which our clients are entitled. We will work hard for you to ensure you receive medical care and other benefits you need to get back on your feet.
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Find Out What Our Maritime Lawyers Can Do For You
Call us at 504-323-4314 or toll free at 888-525-4361 to speak with a lawyer or send the details of your case by email. We can travel to meet you if you cannot make it to our office in New Orleans. We also offer flexible appointment times.