Angleton Jones Act Lawyers
The Jones Act covers employer negligence at sea and takes care of injured or dead crewmen. The bodies of water include navigable waters at sea or rivers, lakes, bays, bayous, sounds, or any other waterway. Unfortunately, the Jones Act does not cover all accidents aboard every vessel. To find out if you have a case, please contact the knowledgeable Angleton Jones Act lawyers of Stevenson & Murray. Even if we decline to take your case, the consultation and case evaluation will be free and completely confidential.
Jones Act and Longshoremen Claims
To be clear, our Angleton Jones Act lawyers also handle claims against third parties other than the employer for those who may be covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). With many employees injured aboard a vessel—the captain, first mate, deckhands, engineers, wipers, and even cooks and housekeepers—may have a claim under the Jones Act, others may need experienced legal help to find other sources of compensation and benefits, such as LHWCA claims for qualified maritime workers or state workers’ compensation benefits.
Damages Recoverable Under the Jones Act Include:
- Lost wages, including the loss of past and future income.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering (physical and psychological)
- Necessary vocational rehabilitation and occupational retraining
- Lost earning capacity for seamen who have a limited ability to work due to a serious injury
To learn more about the Jones Act and other maritime and admiralty laws that may offer real hope for recovery in your maritime accident and injury case, call our Angleton Jones Act lawyers at 713.597.3836 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced trial attorney at the Texas law firm of Stevenson & Murray. While this page is informative, we know that you will have more questions, and we look forward to meeting with you in person.