If you have been injured on an American flagged vessel due to the negligence of the ship's owner, the vessel's captain, or a fellow crew mate, you should discuss your situation with a Louisiana Jones Act attorney.
The Jones Act protects the rights of most injured marine workers who suffer an injury, resulting from someone else's negligence during the normal course and scope of maritime work. The Jones Act safeguards the rights of seamen as a federally recognized law that formalizes the long standing traditions of maintenance and cure.
The veteran team of lawyers at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. provide comprehensible legal advice based on our decades spent practicing federal maritime law. Our Louisiana Jones Act lawyers work with clients across the state, striving to ascertain that the injured seamen receive full and fair compensation for their maritime injuries.
Louisiana Jones Act Attorneys Defend Louisiana Coastal Industry Workers
Whether employed on Gulf of Mexico oil rigs, ferrying supplies and crew to and from land, or working on the busy commercial traffic plying the Mississippi River and other Louisiana waterways, maritime workers frequently encounter difficult and often dangerous situations. However, no matter how potentially hazardous the work is, numerous people across the state of Louisiana rely on the maritime industries for their livelihood.
Have you thought about what happens when someone else's negligence causes you a serious injury? It might occur on a crew boat, on the deck of a barge, or on a floater platform rig? Who will be on your side when you are injured?
From our offices in Houston, Texas, we work with Jones Act clients all along the Gulf Coast and throughout Louisiana. From Lake Charles and along the waterways to Lake Pontchartrain and other Louisiana ports, our Louisiana Jones Act lawyers put decades of combined legal experience and extensive resources to work for maritime clients and their families who pursue compensation for injuries covered by the Louisiana Jones Act.
Our attorneys have established a long and proud reputation for protecting workers' rights. The Louisiana maritime lawyers at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. have worked with unions and their members such as the Seafarer's International Union (SIU) to provide full and fair representation after a serious maritime accident.
Experienced Jones Act Attorney in Louisiana
People get hurt in many ways on the water, often in preventable accidents caused by the carelessness of fellow crew or the negligence of an employer. The Louisiana Jones Act attorneys at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., have helped many Gulf families recover from serious injuries and losses. Maritime and admiralty law are a focus of our practice. We represent Jones Act seamen, mariners and longshore workers in New Orleans, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Cameron, Houma, Intracoastal City, Venice, Port Fouchon, Morgan City, Shreveport, Houston, and throughout Louisiana.
Contact our office today for a free initial consultation to evaluate your claim and find out how our maritime law and Louisiana Jones Act attorneys can work for you. A jones Act case becomes more than about just the serious injury. The outcome of the case impacts a seaman and his family’s future as well.