Maritime Accident Lawyer
Have you, a friend, or loved one been injured in a maritime accident in Texas? You need to hire a maritime accident lawyer in Houston. Cammack Law Firm will protect your rights, get you the most money possible, and take the stress of this complex process off of you.
The Jones Act provides Relief for employees injured in an Maritime Accident
The Texas Gulf Coast provides unique job opportunities for offshore workers in the established and growing maritime industry. This industry provides stable employment with high income to highly skilled workers. However, offshore jobs in the these industries, such as the oil industry, come with the risk of accidents, serious injury, and even death in some cases. These injuries can be emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. As a result, the federal government enacted The Jones Act, statute 46 USC 30104, to give offshore workers the ability to recover full damages and compensation against maritime employers for their negligent or wilful conduct that resulted in injury or death.
Who can recover The Jones Act?
The Jones Act is designed for “seamen” to be able to recover for damages against maritime employers for their negligent or wilful conduct that resulted in injury or death. To summarize, a “seamen” is an employee who spends than 30% of their working hours on an offshore vessel. This includes:
Oil Industry workers
What damages can be recovered under The Jones Act?
Under The Jones Act allows a seaman to recover economic and non-economic damages such as:
Loss of earning capacity
Past and Future medical expenses
Pain and suffering
Additionally, there is no cap on pain and suffering damages under The Jones Act, while workers compensation puts a cap on pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a maritime accident, Cammack Law Firm will protect your rights, get you the money you deserve, and take the stress and worry out of this complex process.
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