Maritime / Jones Act Injuries
As a state with a beautiful coastal stretch along the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi is home to a fair number of people who make their livings by working on the sea. Maritime law is an entirely different area of practice than many other types of law, with specific rules and regulations governing life on the sea. The Merchant Marine Act, revised in 1970 and renamed the Jones Act, is one of the primary pieces of legislation that governs employers whose companies involve working on the ocean.
Have You or a Loved one Been Injured? Reach out to the Mississippi Maritime Accident Lawyers at Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law Today: (601) 856-7800.Understanding the Jones Act
The Jones Act covers injured seamen in both inland and offshore accidents. Employees who work on ships and other water-going vessels may be eligible for protection under the Jones Act. The Jones Act stipulates that vessels must be seaworthy and that if the negligence of the owner, captain or other employees causes an accident, an employee is eligible to seek damages for those injuries under the Jones Act.
Such damages may include the following and more:
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- All related medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Vocational rehabilitation training
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The Jones Act and maritime law is a very specific type of litigation, especially compared to other types of personal injury. If you're employed in a sea-based profession, or even on inland water-going vessels, you should consult an experienced maritime attorney to learn your rights.Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law Is Just a Phone Call Away: (601) 856-7800
Need an offshore injury lawyer in Mississippi? Have you or a loved one been injured? Attorneys at Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law can help. You can start by filling out a consultation form on the website or calling the firm directly.
Theteam of attorneys has years of collective experience and insight, recovering tens of millions of dollars for injury victims over the years. Attorney Jay M. Kilpatrick has even assisted in securing a settlement for one of the families involved in the Deepwater Horizon incident—the largest known settlement for an offshore death at the time.
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