MARITIME LAW

S eamen have dangerous and hard lives. Whether they are working on a rig or a boat, they are constantly subject to risk of harm and death. Fortunately for these hard working men and women, the Unites States government has given them the Jones Act in the event they are injured.

The Jones Act applies to rig and vessel workers, classifying them as seamen. Congress designed the act to ensure that seamen are treated with the utmost respect and decency by their employers. The Jones Act effectively incentivizes oil companies and vessel owners to create an environment where work conditions are kept at the highest level of safety and order. And when maritime employers do not behave accordingly, we are empowered to act on your behalf. The Jones Act offers injured seamen access to substantial payouts that are far greater than the kind available under workers' compensation.

If you have been injured, you need a Jones Act attorney. Alan Kolodny knows how to make the Jones Act work for you. Let us help you. Call Alan Kolodny now at (713) 532-4474.