MARCH 10, 2012 by Ogletree Abbott
Stay Stress-Free with a Jones Act Attorney
A maritime accident is a very scary situation, which is why it is imperative to have a Jones Act attorney by your side. The combination of the stress that a Jones Act claim can cause, along with the uncooperativeness of your employer, is too much for an injured maritime worker to handle. Let a Jones Act attorney handle the claim for you, while you focus on your recovery. A Jones Act attorney deals with maritime injuries on a daily basis and he or she will be able to get you the compensation you deserve.
Seaman Injured in Collision Calls Jones Act Attorney
L. Darnall was working as a tanker man on a Mississippi river tug when he suffered severe injuries as a result of a maritime accident. Mr. Darnall was working on the deck of the river tug when the tug was struck from behind by another vessel in the same waters. Mr. Darnall suffered severe whiplash and a strained back as a result of the accident that occurred while he was working.
Mr. Darnall contacted a Jones Act attorney regarding his injuries. Even though Mr. Darnall did not need surgery due to his injuries, he did need to take time off work to properly heal. Mr. Darnall’s Jones Act attorney went to work on the Jones Act claim right away, taking over all communications with Mr. Darnall’s employer, as well as the operator of the vessel that struck Mr. Darnall’s tugboat. Since liability clearly lied with the operators of both vessels and not the injured seaman, the case was easy to prove. After going to court, Mr. Darnall’s Jones Act attorney was able to get Mr. Darnall awarded with $625,000 for his injuries.
Maritime Workers Need a Jones Act Attorney
When you are working as a maritime worker, there is an element of risk involved. If you do encounter an accident, it is always worth speaking with a Jones Act attorney to talk about your rights. You never know when you are entitled to compensation to make up for your injuries, as well as help with your medical bills. The only way to know for sure what you are entitled to receive is to contact your Jones Act attorney right away.