At Ogletree, Abbott, Clay & Reed, L.L.P., we represent injured seamen and injured sailors in Texas, nationwide and around the globe. We have a reputation for being strong advocates for the rights of seamen and have obtained successful results for our clients in maritime injury claims.
If you have been injured at sea, call 713-223-1234 or toll free 1-800-JONESACT for a free, no-obligation consultation with our Houston seamen injury lawyers.
Why Choose Us?
Jones Act claims are extremely valuable for injured seamen. It is your only chance at obtaining the financial compensation and other benefits you need to put your life back together after a maritime injury. At Ogletree, Abbott, Clay & Reed, L.L.P., we not only understand how much is at stake, but we also possess the knowledge and resources to ensure you receive the full benefits you are entitled to.
Who Qualifies As A Seaman?
The term "seaman" is very broad under maritime law. It was the intention of Congress, to protect seamen, and to include all seamen hired to serve on board a vessel. Federal courts have determined that the term "seaman:"
- Extends to all persons employed on a vessel to assist in the main purpose of the voyage.
- Extends to all persons whose duties are maritime in character and rendered on vessels engaged in commerce or trade, in navigable waters.
- Includes anyone employed on a vessel to which an American corporation holds legal title and which another American corporation operates under demise charter.
- Shall include persons who otherwise might be deemed not to be a seaman; it includes some that might otherwise be excluded; it does not take anyone out who would otherwise be there.
Texas Vessel Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys look forward to the opportunity to answer your questions and help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to for your injury. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.