If you have been injured aboard a vessel, you may be eligible to file a claim under the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to receive benefits for your medical expenses and lost wages. It is important to hire a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights.
At Ogletree, Abbott, Clay & Reed, L.L.P., we look after the rights of injured seamen and longshoremen. Your employer will likely insist that you see its doctor and mislead you about your rights. Our experienced attorneys will look after your interests and make sure you get the treatment and financial benefits you are entitled to.
Don't be fooled by employer offers of salary continuation. You may unknowingly limit yourself to a much smaller Jones Act settlement. Call 713-223-1234 or toll free 800-JONESACT for a free, no-obligation consultation with our Houston Jones Act lawyers.
Do Not Settle On Local Representation
With so much at stake, you should not settle for anything less than the best representation for your Jones Act claim, especially due to geographic location. We handle Jones Act claims throughout the United States and around the globe.
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How Will You Pay Your Bills?
One piece of leverage that employers have is the threat to withhold paychecks, leaving injured workers unable to pay their bills. We undercut this by working with our clients to get maintenance benefits paid at the highest rate possible and lending them money to make sure they maintain income during their case. There are no costs upfront, and we only get paid if we are able to obtain compensation.
Texas Maritime Injury Lawyers
It is in your best interest to talk to one of our lawyers about your case before things go wrong or you find yourself in a bad situation. For a free, confidential consultation, contact us today. We look forward to answering your questions and making sure you understand your rights under the Jones Act.