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Jones Act Attorney

Seaman Claim Lawyer

Were your accident and injuries caused by your employer’s negligence? Most workers are not permitted by law to sue their employer for negligence, but seamen have had that right since Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act (Jones Act) of 1920. If you have been injured on a boat or floating rig, make sure you know your rights.

We are here to help you. Free confidential consultation. No fees or costs unless we collect for you.

The Jones Act attorneys at Bohrer Brady LLC have extensive knowledge and experience with Jones Act claims.

  • Like workers’ compensation, an injured seaman is entitled to maintenance and cure —compensation for lost wages and medical care.
  • Unlike workers’ compensation, an injured seaman can sue their employer when negligence caused the accident. Only railroad workers have similar rights under FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act).
  • Damages that may be collected under the Jones Act include past and future wage losses, medical care, and pain and suffering.

If you have suffered a seaman or river or offshore injury in a maritime accident covered by the Jones Act, or if a family member has died in a fatal maritime accident, tell us about it. Bohrer Brady LLC will make sure you understand the laws and your rights. You do not have to deal with this alone.