The waterways in and around Alabama are some of the most beautiful, and at the same time, some of the most dangerous places to work and play. Every year deckhands, longshoremen, navigators, oil rig workers, boat passengers and others are injured or killed in the Gulf of Mexico or on our inland rivers and lakes.
The Jones Act protects the rights of individuals who work on ships and vessels and also provides financial compensation for those workers. The Jones Act requires that negligence must have caused your injuries in order for you to be eligible for financial compensation.
The Jones Act protects crewmen employed on riverboats and oceangoing vessels, such as tug boats, cruise ships, fishing vessels, cargo ships, construction barges, tankers, drilling rigs and recreational boats. Many different factors can affect your claim, such as how far out to sea you were when the injury happened and how much time has elapsed since you had your accident.
If you believe you have a claim, the highly skilled maritime accident attorneys at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law, will evaluate and investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve for your injuries, medical expenses and the wages you have lost.
If you have been a victim of an Alabama maritime injury or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, please contact the experienced and compassionate Alabama maritime accident attorneys at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law today to protect your legal rights and the legal rights of those you love.