Are you a sailor who has been injured while doing your job, due to your employer's negligence?
If so, it is possible you are eligible for compensation under the Jones Act. It is important that you choose a maritime / offshore injury attorney who is familiar with the act and understands maritime law in general - determining eligibility under the act and degree of entitlement to compensation can be very complex.
Need a Jones Act attorney? Lafayette, Louisiana, maritime lawyer J. Quentin Simon at J. Minos Simon Ltd can provide skilled and experienced assistance. Contact our law firm at the law office of J. Minos Simon, Ltd. or call us at 337-235-3200 to schedule a free initial consultation. We will get back to you right away.
Filing a Jones Act Claim in Louisiana
The Jones Act provides protection for seamen injured while working aboard vessels or on other structures in navigable waterways. Under the act, a sailor injured due to his or her employer's negligence is entitled to the cost of medical treatment and a daily stipend during recovery.
Due to the excellent benefits available under the act, the seaman must prove that his or her injury was caused by his or her employer's negligence. The employer is also able to present evidence in an attempt to prove comparative fault - that the seaman was partly to blame for his or her injury. If the employer is successful, any damages available under the act would be reduced by the degree of the seaman's fault.
If you are injured while working at sea or on navigable waterways, it is of great importance that you describe the entire circumstances in your accident report in a timely fashion. This accident report will be instrumental in any claims you may later assert, so it is important that you are as factually accurate as possible.
Do you need an offshore injury lawyer? Louisiana personal injury attorney J. Quentin Simon at J. Minos Simon Ltd can help you seek the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact our law firm online today, or call 337-235-3200 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Lafayette Oil Rig Accidents Lawyer
Oil drilling is a dangerous occupation. In fact, oil rigs are some of the most dangerous places to work. In addition to explosions, like the highly publicized explosion along the Louisiana Gulf Coast recently, workers experience many other serious injuries.
At J. Minos Simon, Ltd., our attorneys in Lafayette LA, our clients have experienced injuries, including: