MARCH 9, 2012 by Ogletree Abbott
Minimize Risk with Skilled Jones Act Attorneys
Maritime accidents can be scary for you and your family, but with the services of reputable Jones Act attorneys by your side, it can be a little easier. A team of Jones Act attorneys will consult with you regarding your accident and be able to advise you on your situation. It does not matter if your employer is cooperating or fighting your claim, a team of Jones Act attorneys is essential to ensure that your claim is filed correctly and as soon as possible. If you do not hire a team of Jones Act attorneys, you are putting your financial compensation at risk.
Fall Down Stairs Leads Seaman to Call Jones Act Attorneys
E. Kraw was working as a fish processor on a fishing vessel when he suffered a maritime injury that left him unable to work. Mr. Kraw was carrying a large net of fish down the stairs of the fishing vessel, when he slipped, fell and permanently injured his back. Mr. Kraw needed to be air lifted to the nearest medical facility for help with his severe back injuries. Mr. Kraw ended up needing three extensive surgeries and was unable to ever return to work as a fish processor.
Mr. Kraw contacted his team of Jones Act attorneys as soon as he could to get the help that he needed. The attorneys conducted an investigation to see if there was any wrongdoing that caused Mr. Kraw to fall. The investigation turned up the fact that there was an oil spill on the stairs that was never cleaned up. Another worker had spilled a large amount of oil from a jug of oil and forgotten to clean it up. The Jones Act attorneys took the case to court and Mr. Kraw was awarded with $1 million.
Jones Act Attorneys are Thorough and Aggressive
If you have suffered a maritime injury as a result of a spill or other negligence, contact your Jones Act attorneys right away. Your attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause for your accident and resulting injury. They will get you the financial compensation that you deserve. Do not leave your compensation to chance; contact your Jones Act attorneys right away.