A Trusted Law Firm For Jones Act Claims
When people who work on land are injured on the job, they are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. For those who work offshore and at sea, however, workers’ compensation does not apply. These claims are covered under a federal law called the Jones Act.
In Slidell and throughout surrounding areas, many worker injuries fall under the Jones Act, including injuries on cargo ships, bulk carriers, tankers, barges, tugboats and other vessels.
If you work offshore or at sea and were injured on the job, it is important to talk to a work injury attorney who has experience handling Jones Act claims. At Laurie W. Maschek, Attorney at Law, LLC, we have extensive experience handling Jones Act claims for clients in Slidell and throughout Louisiana. We are here to help you seek full and fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered on the job.
Compensation Under The Jones Act
The Jones Act offers broader compensation to injured workers than standard workers’ compensation benefits. If you were injured offshore or in a maritime occupation, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Jones Act claims fall under an entirely different legal process from standard workers’ comp claims. Talk to an experienced Jones Act claims attorney to make sure you can take full advantage of the protections offered by this federal law.
Discuss Your Claim With An Experienced Lawyer
If you were injured while working on a ship or any type of maritime vessel, we are here to help you understand your rights under the Jones Act. To arrange your free initial consultation, please call our law offices at 985-792-2650 or contact us online.