Jones Act

The Jones Act is a federal law that regulates shipping and those aboard “vessels”. A vessel could refer to offshore drilling rigs, semi-submersible rigs, drills ships, and jack-up drilling rigs. This law protects those workers by providing protections for their ability to seek compensation from injury.

Media response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has brought the Jones Act into the news and legislative question. The Jones Act is different than traditional Workers Compensation claims, it is highly nuanced, and has been changed in recent years - because of this it is advised and often beneficial to contact a lawyer to discuss your legal rights.

The dedicated and experienced legal professionals associated with the American Justice Network are committed to fighting for your case and getting you the settlement that you are entitled to. We understand your situation and have a proven track record of legal results. Call us toll free today to speak with a lawyer who has first hand knowledge of the laws associated with this type of litigation, and we will give you a free case evaluation.

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