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Guiding You Through Jones Act Claims

The Jones Act is a federal law that provides a way for seamen to recover compensation for injuries that occur on the job. Injuries covered under the Jones Act include those that occur due to the negligence of an employer or a fellow crew member, onboard accidents, or explosions or equipment failure.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working at sea, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified and local Jones Act claim lawyer in Houma with the ability to protect your interests. I am Louisiana maritime law attorney Brent J. Rhodes. I represent injured seamen in all types of Jones Act and Louisiana Merchant Marine Act claims.

When Is A Claim Handled Under The Jones Act?

In order for a claim under the Jones Act to be successful, one of the following must be shown:

  • Negligence or fault on the part of the vessel's owners, operators, officers and/or a fellow employee or seaman
  • A defect in the vessel, its gear, tackle or equipment that makes it unseaworthy

I will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident that led to your injuries and identify all of the parties that may share in the liability. I will present the strongest possible argument to support your claim for damages and work to ensure that you receive the compensation you need over the short and long term.

I represent seamen who have been injured on any type of vessel, including:

  • Tankers
  • Freighters
  • Tugs
  • Supply boats
  • Crew boats
  • Barges
  • Fishing vessels

Talk To A Louisiana Attorney About Your Injuries | Available 24/7

Contact the Law Offices of Brent J. Rhodes to discuss your Jones Act claim. I offer a free initial consultation in every case. You can reach me at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 985-262-7799 or toll free at 866-692-8703.