Protecting Injured Maritime Workers

Maritime workers face dangerous conditions every day and are at risk for being injured on the job. At the Smith Law Firm, we can protect your rights and help you seek compensation for your injuries under the Jones Act.

The Jones Act and How We Can Help

The Jones Act is a federal law that provides insurance compensation for maritime workers who are injured while performing their job duties on or near "navigable waters." Filing a claim after a maritime injury is different from filing a workers' compensation claim. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in handling maritime accident claims. We will take aggressive action to protect your rights to help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available in your case.

Working with lawyers who understand the Jones Act and how to handle these federal cases is important to ensure you receive the best legal representation possible after you have been injured in a maritime accident.

Common Types of Maritime Accidents

Maritime accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities. Some of the more common causes of injuries include:

  • Negligence like spills not cleaned up
  • On-deck injuries
  • Falls from heights
  • Equipment or machinery accidents
  • Unseaworthy boats
  • Shipyard accidents

Unlike many other workplace injury claims, under the Jones Act, injured workers can still win their case if the defendant is less than 50 percent negligent. Our law firm can review your case, evaluate the evidence and determine the best course of action to take to help you receive maximum compensation under the federal law.

Call Us To Discuss Your Case

We offer free initial consultations. Located in Orange, we represent injured maritime workers throughout Texas. Call our law firm at 409-886-7766 or send us an email.