Seaman and offshore rig workers face dangerous conditions at work. It is not uncommon for many of these workers to suffer serious injuries, which can change their lives and make it difficult to support themselves and their families. If you have been injured on a boat or oil rig, you should know that certain laws protect you, including the Jones Act.
At the Tylka Law Firm, we represent people in Galveston County, Harris County and the surrounding areas. With more than 25 years of experience, we have served thousands of clients and their families. So, you can trust that you are working with a team of attorneys who truly know how achieve the best possible results for you.
Lawyers at our firm have the heart to feel and understand our clients’ needs. We work diligently to achieve the best possible results for seamen who have been injured on water vessels.
No matter who you are or what role you play on board, there is a good chance that Jones Act rights apply to you. The Jones Act protects captains, mates, deck hands, barge workers, line workers, oilers, crew members and stewards.
What Does the Jones Act Do?
The Jones Act is a federal law that gives injured seamen the right to sue their employers when the employer’s bad actions caused the injury. The Jones Act also gives this same right to the surviving families of seamen who were killed in the course of maritime service. It reimburses injury victims for the harm they experienced while on the job.
The rights apply to seamen on oil tankers, container ships, offshore supply boats, cruise ships, barges and other watercraft on brown water or blue water, in the Gulf of Mexico or in more distant international waters.
It can be difficult to understand your rights under the Jones Act, but an experienced League City Jones Act lawyer such as Larry Tylka can explain matters to you. At the Tylka Law Firm, we take the time to talk with you about legal action after an injury on a boat or oil rig.
Contact a Galveston Area Jones Act Attorney
The Tylka Law Firm handles Jones Act cases anywhere in the world. No matter where you are or how serious the matters you are facing, we provide free initial consultations to answer your questions and explain your rights. Contact us online or call us today. Hablamos español.