Jones Act Maritime Accident Lawyer

A maritime accident can leave you with serious injuries that make it impossible for you to do your job and support your family. This is why the Jones Act was passed: to give workers like you the chance to receive financial compensation for on-duty injuries. The lawyers from our office can help you navigate to recovery, both physically and financially.

At Poolson | Oden Injury Lawyers, we do not want you to struggle through your case alone. Call our firm today and find out how our personal injury lawyers can protect your rights for both you and your family.

How Our Law Firm Helps Maritime Accident Survivors

We believe that helping our clients meet their goals involves more than just filing legal paperwork and negotiating a settlement. While we certainly handle all of the legal aspects of your case, we are also committed to:

  • Making sure our clients get medical care: As part of our promise to clients, we make sure that you have access to the best possible care so that you can recover as fully and as quickly as possible.
  • Keeping clients involved: At Poolson | Oden Injury Lawyers, we always work as a team. That includes educating clients about their rights, updating clients regularly, and making the right legal decisions for our clients based on the law, facts, and medicine of each individual case.
  • Fighting hard for your family: You have been through enough. Let us shoulder the burden of your legal claim by filing your case and pursuing the compensation you lost to get you through this rough time in your life.

How Our Maritime Injury Lawyers Will Handle Your Jones Act Case 

Our clients are often surprised to learn that a large part of how your case goes depends not on you or on us, but on how the liable party decides to respond to your case! Rest assured that our attorneys are equipped to deal with every legal task and challenge, including:

  • Researching and investigating your claims to file suit and prove your case
  • Fully evaluating your case based on the law, facts, and medicine of your case, including but not limited to your injuries, recovery time, lost wages, and pain and suffering so that you do not shortchange yourself or allow the company to undervalue your injuries
  • Pushing your case and working towards a meaningful settlement and resolution that is fair to you and your family
  • If the boat company(ies) try to blame you (which they likely will) for the accident or attribute your injuries to a non-work-related event, we will proceed to court and trial, if that is what is necessary
  • Relentlessly representing you both in and out of the courtroom, if we have to take your case to trial and seek a jury award

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Want to Take on Your Jones Act Case

We have worked with many maritime accident survivors, so we have seen how such incidents affect both the injured workers and their families. These experiences have only made us more committed to helping our clients exercise their legal right to damages.

Call Poolson | Oden Injury Lawyers today to get a free, confidential case evaluation. We will tell you the merits of your case and help you decide what your next step should be.

What Maritime Accident Compensation Can Do for You

As our past case results show, our Jones Act maritime accident lawyers can seek financial recovery that your family can use as reimbursement for many different kinds of financial losses, such as:

  • Reduced income: While you are in recovery, you either cannot work at all or have to work light duty. Either way, you are not bringing in as much as you did before.
  • Reduced earning capacity: If your injuries are severe enough, you might never be able to return to your old job—or work at all.
  • Medical expenses: Getting the treatment you need can be very expensive, especially if you suffered a permanent or catastrophic injury. If you get a settlement, you would not have to worry about paying for any accident-related medical bills.

What About Bodily Injuries Caused by a Maritime Accident?

As you are all too aware, you have lost far more than just money because of this injury. You have also lost your good health and your peace of mind. We can also include these types of losses in your lawsuit and seek reimbursement for:

  • Physical pain and suffering: The distress and discomfort you have experienced are hard to cope with—and they were completely preventable.
  • Disability: A disability, in legal terms, can refer to both temporary and permanent injuries. Whether you will heal from your injuries or not, they have made it very hard, if not impossible, for you to live life as you would like.
  • Scarring and disfigurement: Scarring can cause both aesthetic changes that affect your self-esteem and mobility issues that reduce your flexibility and range of motion. Some scars can also be painful.

The Jones Act Protects Sailors Injured in Maritime Accidents

Working on and around boats can be a rewarding profession, but it can also be very dangerous. Sailors may be at risk of:

  • Getting tangled in or otherwise injured by ropes, machinery, and equipment
  • Falling from heights, including from the boat onto a pier or into the water
  • Using faulty equipment that causes sparks, explosions, or serious injuries
  • Suffering an injury due to lack of proper training or protective equipment from their employer

The Rights You Have Under the Jones Act

The Jones Act was intended as a safety net for sailors like you. It gives you the right to pursue a legal case against your negligent employer and recover compensation that can help you recover from your injuries to the extent possible.

You also have the right to hire our maritime accident attorneys as your legal team to file your case on your behalf. Our solution-focused team is always glad to step up and manage our clients’ cases so that you can:

  • Recover in peace
  • Avoid worrying about complex laws or legal tasks
  • Get the money you need and deserve to build a new life

Our personal injury law firm will help you understand more when you hire our maritime lawyers. We aim to help you achieve the fairest settlement possible based on the law, facts, and medicine of your individual case. 

To Learn More About the Jones Act, Call Our Law Firm

With a limited time to recover compensation, it is extremely important that you act while you still can. Our Jones Act maritime accident lawyers are eager to start learning about your case, so call Poolson | Oden Injury Lawyers today. 

We offer free, confidential case reviews to all callers, serving clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and nationwide! Our team handles the entire legal process from start to finish in order to win compensation for our clients.