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A barge accident or barge injury can result in serious injuries and liability for the parties involved. If the accident is bad enough, or the injuries are serious enough, it may be necessary to get a lawyer or attorney involved. It may be necessary to file a lawsuit against the person who caused the accident or injuries. If you are injured in a Jones Act incident through no fault of your own, you may have a legal case or legal claim that can result in a settlement for monetary damages. The law is on your side, but there are time limits that govern how long you have to file a claim, and other restrictions. You need to consult a lawyer or attorney so that they can decide the merits of your legal case.
Do you work in the maritime industry on a ship, barge, tugboat, or towboat and been injured on the job and can’t work? The loss of your income combined with medical expenses can be devastating. You may be entitled to receive benefits through the Jones Act. The Jones Act covers injuries to seamen that occur anywhere in the navigable waters of the United States.
The Jones Act, also called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is a federal law that gives injured seamen the right to sue their employer for personal injury damages. Unlike most workers, seamen are not entitled to standard workers’ compensation benefits. But under the Jones Act, coverage for injuries can be much greater than a standard workers’ compensation claim.
An injured seaman is entitled to all of the usual types of damages in a personal injury case, such as compensation for lost earnings and lost earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
The list of maritime companies includes:
American Commercial Barge Line
Campbell Transportation Company
Ingram Barge Company
And many more………
Receiving Jones act benefits is your right, but the law is very complex, and the clock is ticking. The legal steps can get complicated. The insurance companies are not going to make it easy for you.
Even if your claim has already been denied, The Helios Legal Group may be able to help. And there are no up-front fees. We only get paid if we recover money for you.
Don’t be a victim. Get the help you deserve. Our intake specialists can answer any questions you may have.
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Serious on-the-job injuries to maritime workers can have a devastating effect not only on the injured party but on the injured party’s family as well. The financial hardship of being unable to work combined with medicals bills, physical pain and suffering, and the mental anguish of being injured and temporarily or permanently unemployed can take a major toll on the injured person as well as the people who depend on them most.
Workers compensation laws are intended to protect workers and their families from the potentially disastrous effects of an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, workman’s comp laws do not cover injuries to seamen, defined as anyone who is employed on a barge, tugboat, ship, or other maritime vessel operating in navigable waters. Injuries sustained by maritime workers in the navigable waters of the U.S. are instead covered by the Jones Act. And while the Jones Act is similar to workers’ comp laws, it has its own set of regulations, time constraints and necessary steps that must be followed in order to be eligible for compensation.
The Jones Act covers many different types of injuries to maritime workers, including injuries due to a vessel being unseaworthy or not operating properly; injuries that result from seamen not being given the proper tools, equipment or training to perform their jobs; and cases where a maritime worker is injured on the job and the employer neglects to provide the necessary medical care to the injured party.
If you or a loved one work in the maritime industry, have been injured while on the job and can no longer work, you need an experienced Jones Act attorney who can guide you through the process of filing a claim so that you can receive the compensation that you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at the Helios Legal Group will help ensure that you meet all of the qualifications and complete all of the necessary steps in order to get the financial settlement that you and your family need to offset the hardships of this injury.
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