The Jones Act is a federal law that protects
seamen; not just on cargo ships and tankers but on barges, drilling rigs, off shore platforms,
work-boats, cruise ships, and any other type of vessel. If you are injured as a result
of your employer’s negligence, the Jones Act entitles you to recover full compensation
for your offshore injuries. The law also requires that maritime employers pay maintenance and
cure, or medical and living expenses to offshore workers injured in the service of their employer’s
vessels. Admiralty and Maritime Law is a complex legal
area governed by a variety of federal statutes. Doyle Raizner has extensive experience in
maritime cases, including cases for maritime workers injured in US waterways and across
the US Gulf coast, to international maritime workers injured in the Middle East, Africa,
Asia, South America and throughout the world. We have handled claims for seamen injured
on drilling rigs, barges, tugboats and other vessels, as well as transport helicopters.
We can help you navigate through the complex issues of your claim and help you get the
compensation you deserve.