Do I Qualify For a Jones Act Claim?
The Jones Act covers sailors and other maritime workers who are working aboard either an ocean or sea vessel that is not fixed to the ocean floor. Those working on oil rigs or other offshore platforms may also have coverage.
If you are an eligible maritime or offshore worker and you qualify for benefits under the Jones Act, you also must prove that your injury occurred while performing work duties. You must also prove that your employer’s negligence led to the injury. This is different from state workers’ compensation protection, which provides workers’ with coverage regardless of whether an employer is negligent.
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This type of maritime claim can be very complicated. Unlike a standard workers’ compensation case, the employer’s negligence must be proven in order to receive compensation. When you file a Jones Act claim, it’s important to have compassionate, capable legal representation.
The attorneys at The Cochran Firm of the Mid-South are committed to helping you secure a full financial recovery for past and future lost wages, medical expenses, and your pain and suffering. Contact our firm today at 901-523-1222.