If you’ve been injured while working on a boat or vessel, you may be entitled to compensation. If you believe that these injuries occurred because of negligence on your employer’s part, you may be covered under the Jones Act.
The Jones Act protects workers on commercial ships and boats and states that negligence must be proven to be entitled to a settlement.
The Jones Act includes crewmen employed on a variety of commercial boats, including:
- Tug boats
- Floating cranes
- Fishing vessels
- Diving vessels
- Drilling rigs
- Construction barges
- Cargo ships
- Transportation boats
In order to be covered under the Jones Act, you must also have spent at least 30% of your work time at sea and the vessel you worked on is not at dry dock or unable to operate.
If you’ve suffered an injury and meet these qualifications, you may want to begin the process of filing a claim for compensation from your employer. Our team at Long & Long, P.C. have experience with these kinds of claims and are ready to help you.
If you’ve been injured in a maritime accident because of another party’s negligence, please contact Long & Long, P.C. today or call (251) 432-2277 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Mobile maritime law attorneys. We represent injured accident victims throughout Mobile, Baldwin County, and the surrounding areas of Alabama.