Do you need a lawyer for your Jones Act claim? We help injured maritime workers just like you.
What is the Jones Act and how does it affect your injury claim?
People who work on the water are covered by a federal law called the Jones Act. For 100 years, the Jones Act has required maritime employers to provide workers with safe, seaworthy workplaces and vessels. And, if you are injured on the job, the Jones Act requires your company to get you the medical care you need to get better and pay you a daily wage. Unfortunately, many companies prey on injured workers, trying to prevent you from exercising your rights under the Jones Act. That's where we come in.
Our job is to get you the best result in the shortest amount of time possible. Unfortunately, many maritime and offshore companies think they can get away with putting profits over safety. The clock starts ticking on your legal rights the moment you get hurt. Companies count on the fact that most maritime workers and Jones Act seamen don't know some or all of your legal rights. They take advantage of your trust and loyalty and try to trick you into making your claim go away.
Even if your company seems to be doing everything correctly, things can change in an instant. We recommend injured mariners and Jones Act seamen consult us as soon as you can so that we can make sure you know the red flags to watch out for, your rights are being protected, and your company is following the Jones Act.
Because time is not on your side, it is crucial you consult with the right law firm for your case. Any law firm can advertise for any type of case. However, only a handful of law firms have ever worked on a maritime case, much less won one. Our lawyers have helped hundreds of maritime workers and Jones Act seamen, taken on every unsafe maritime company, and obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements for our clients. We have helped our clients make companies safer and even make the global maritime industry safer. We have the track record you need to get the result you deserve. Get started now.
Why you need a Jones Act lawyer with experience handling maritime lawsuits
First of all, you can be absolutely guaranteed that your employer has lawyers and insurance adjusters on its side from day one. Most maritime employers have insurance adjusters prepared to come work for them at a moment's notice, and they have lawyers in house or law firms that are experienced in defending injury claims ready with a phone call. You may not even realize it, but from the moment you are hurt, you can be absolutely guaranteed that your employer has contacted its insurance adjusters and lawyers.
If you try to go it alone against your employer, its insurance adjusters, and its lawyers, you are going to lose every single time. You must have effective legal counsel on your side.
Second, you cannot hire just any lawyer for these types of cases. Simply put, 99% of lawyers are not qualified to work on cases involving federal maritime law. By hiring a lawyer with no experience in these types of lawsuits, you aren't helping protect your rights at all, and in fact, you may be damaging your legal rights more than protecting them. We have seen it time and time again. A hard-working employee gets hurt on the job. He or she thinks they are automatically covered under workers' compensation. They trust their employer to help them, only to find out weeks or months later that their employer had been spending the entire time protecting itself behind your back. Or, even worse, the injured employee hires the wrong lawyer and loses everything.
Why You Should Consider VB Attorneys for Your Jones Act Case
Who you hire as your lawyer may be the most important decision you make. It can be the difference between a small settlement and a large settlement, between a quick settlement or one that drags on for years and year, between collecting everything to which you are legally entitled or collecting nothing at all.
Find out how we helped Donnie make sure his employer followed the Jones Act and did right by Donnie after he got hurt working as an assistant driller on a jack-up rig.
Find out how we helped Marven get the justice he deserved after his company tried to blame him for the injuries he sustained saving his crew from disaster.
Experience matters when you need to win your Jones Act claim.
Successful Jones Act claims require the help of professional, experienced, and aggressive maritime trial attorneys. Companies that have already committed Jones Act violations by putting you in an unsafe situation or on an unseaworthy vessel are probably not going to turn around and follow the law when it comes to your Jones Act injury claim. That's where our top maritime law firm comes in.
Even though you have the legal right under the U.S. Constitution to be compensated fairly for your injuries, companies fight hard and do whatever they can to try to avoid paying you a dime. We have helped hundreds of people get Jones Act settlements for their maritime injuries. From life-changing medical care to record-setting settlements, it is our job to get you the best result possible in the shortest amount of time.