The Jones Act covers “Seaman” who are injured while at work. Determining whether someone is considered a Jones Act Seaman can be an extremely complicated and fact-dependent process.
Factors we consider in making such a determination include, but are not limited to the person’s job duties, the length of their employment, whether they were permanently assigned to a vessel or fleet of vessels, whether the accident took place when they were working in service of a vessel.
Understanding whether you qualify as a Jones Act Seaman is critical to protecting yourself after a work injury.
Have You Been Injured On Your Louisiana Maritime Job?
If you've been injured at your maritime job or at sea, you need to speak with an experienced Jones Act attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.