Have you suffered from an offshore injury?
There are additional claims allowed under the Jones Act.
The Jones Act is a federal statute that addresses the liability of the employer when an offshore worker is injured or killed. Workers’ compensation is different from the Jones Act because when a personal injury or wrongful death claim is filed under the Jones Act the injured worker (or employee) must show that the employer exhibited negligence. Once the employee has proven that the employer was negligent then the injured worker may recover damages incurred as a result of the injury including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The Jones Act provides more compensation for injured workers. When workers’ compensation only allows the employee to recover medical payments and 2/3 (66.6%) of your wages over a period of time.
If you involve an experienced Jones Act lawyer early in the process it can dramatically increase your chance of recovering a favorable settlement. There are time limitations for filing Jones Act claims, so it is important that you contact The Moschetta Law Firm, P.C. immediately to discuss your offshore injury. We have handled all types of cases, from dockside workers hurt while unloading a barge to deckhands seriously injured in a boating collision.