Maritime/Jones Act Claims

Maritime ClaimsPeople who work offshore and on vessels are given greater protection by the law than other workers, and for good reason - these jobs are dangerous and the injuries suffered by maritime workers can be severe. Maritime claims present unique and complicated legal issues and the Dunahoe Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to help you navigate through these issues.

The Jones Act allows seamen injured by the acts of their employers or co-workers while working on a vessel to recover damages for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. These claims are in addition to securing the costs of medical treatment and basic living expenses, so-called "maintenance and cure." Seamen are also entitled to claims against their employers and vessel owners under the theory of "unseaworthiness" of the vessel on which they work. Unseaworthiness is a legal theory which holds the vessel owner strictly liable for any defects in the equipment and component parts of its vessel. Our attorneys have handled numerous maritime cases involving everything from unseaworthiness claims, to drilling and rigging activity injuries, to simple negligence claims.

Whether your claim is brought under the Jones Act, general maritime law, the laws of Louisiana or Texas, or even the Death on the High Seas Act, the attorneys of the Dunahoe Law Firm, with over 30 years of experience representing seriously injured maritime workers, are ready to help. If you or someone you know have been injured while working offshore or on a vessel, please give one of our experienced trial lawyers a call, toll free, at 1-800-259-4460 or contact us online.