Dallas Jones Act Attorneys
Our Dallas Offshore Accident Firm has Held Large Companies Accountable for Because Injured Workers Deserve Answers
100 years ago, Congress passed the Jones Act. Today, it is still one of the most important maritime laws protecting the rights of injured seamen. In addition to providing for living expenses and medical care for injured or ill maritime workers, the Jones Act gives seamen the right to seek compensation when on-the-job injuries are caused by the negligence of an employer or vessel owner. Where maintenance and cure cover the bare minimum of what an injured worker needs, a Jones Act claim opens the door to the recovery of additional compensation, which can make all the difference for a seriously injured seaman.
Arnold & Itkin is known nationwide as a leading maritime injury firm.
Our team of Dallas lawyers have fought for countless workers under the Jones Act, doing everything in our power to make sure they recovered the full and fair compensation to which they were entitled. We do this because we care about our clients. When you come to our firm and speak with our Dallas Jones Act lawyers, you’ll quickly find that we care as much about your recovery as you do.
Work with a legal team that will be with you every step of the way. Call (888) 493-1629!
Who Is Covered by the Jones Act?
The Jones Act applies to any person employed on a vessel in navigable waters, as long as they spend at least one-third of their time working aboard the vessel and contributing to its function or mission.
This may include captains, mates, engineers, deckhands, fishermen, sailors, or others who work on:
- Fishing vessels
- Dive boats
- Supply boats
- Cruise ships
- Crew boats
- Pile drivers
- Offshore oil platform service boats
This also includes oil drilling rigs such as jack-up rigs, semisubmersible rigs, drilling shipsand more.
For workers on oil platforms that are fixed to the seabed, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act may apply instead of the Jones Act.
Injured Offshore Workers Have Turned to Us After Significant Disasters Because We Never Back from a Challenge
The Jones Act plays a valuable role in setting the stage for injured seamen to recover financial compensation beyond maintenance and cure for injuries that have been caused by the negligence of their employers. Our attorneys are dedicated to seeing the Jones Act serve its purpose.
It’s been over 15 years since attorneys Jason Itkin and Kurt Arnold started this firm. Since that time, we’ve never given up in our fight to protect the rights of seamen and all workers. We’ve recovered billions of dollars for our injured clients, and we will continue to fight for these recoveries because we believe in changing lives and seeing conditions improved for future workers and their families. Our goal is to be there for our clients in every possible way until they can face better, more stable futures.
When you need a firm that will investigate an accident and fight to make sure you receive the right amount of compensation, call Arnold & Itkin LLP at (888) 493-1629. Consultation is free and confidential.