Helping Injured Maritime Workers For Over 75 Years
Are you a vessel crew member who suffered an injury while doing your job due to your employer’s negligence? If so, you are eligible for compensation under the Jones Act for your offshore injury.
Eligibility under the Jones Act is very complex, so you need a maritime/offshore injury attorney who is familiar with the Jones Act and understands maritime law. The J. Minos Simon Law Firm has represented many seamen in complex injury cases for more than 75 years. The firm’s attorney, J. Quentin Simon, takes the time necessary to make sure you understand your situation and the likely results.
What To Know About The Jones Act
The Jones Act protects seamen injured while working aboard vessels in navigable waterways. Under the act, a crew member of a vessel – also called a seaman – injured due to their employer’s negligence is entitled to the cost of medical treatment and a daily stipend during recovery, maintenance and cure. The seaman must prove that their injury resulted from their employer’s negligence. The employer can also present evidence to suggest comparative fault – that the seaman was partly to blame for their injury. If the employer is successful, any damages available under the act decreases by the degree of the seaman’s fault.
If you suffer an injury while working at sea or on navigable waterways, it is of great importance that you describe the entire circumstances in your accident report in a timely fashion. This accident report will be instrumental in any claims you may later assert, so it is important that you are as factually accurate as possible.
Compensation For The Victims Of Offshore And Oil Rig Accidents
Workers take a risk when they work on oil rigs. Flammable and combustible materials, difficult working conditions and long hours make the job dangerous. However, no worker deserves an injury.
The J. Minos Simon Law Firm represents workers who have been injured by falling objects, slips and falls, defective equipment, dangerous machinery, worker fatigue and otherwise unsafe working conditions. Attorney J. Quentin Simon has helped numerous oil rig workers with injuries including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Herniated discs
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Serious burn injuries
- PTSD and other psychological injuries
In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, it may also be possible to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to get compensation for the harm you or a loved one experienced. J. Quentin Simon takes the time to speak with you, explain the pros and cons of legal action and seek positive results.
Handling A Range Of Maritime Accidents
J. Quentin Simon represents clients in maritime injury claims and wrongful death claims under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and other U.S. laws that protect fishermen, seamen, harbor workers and their families. For over 75 years, the J. Minos Simon Law Firm has developed a reputation for success in cases involving workers hurt on:
- Oil rigs
- Jack-up rigs
- Drill ships
- Cargo ships
- Lift boats
- Tug boats
- Docks and piers
Additionally, we represent people injured during transfers from one platform to another or from land to offshore facilities via helicopter. We also help injured victims during transfers via personal transfer basket or crane. Many of these cases involve injuries caused by an employer’s negligence and/or the negligence of a third party.
Let A Maritime Law Lawyer Fight For You
J. Quentin Simon can handle the legal matters that affect you. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 337-294-8581 or use the firm’s online contact form and he will be in touch with you promptly.