Understanding Eligibility For Benefits Under The Jones Act
The Jones Act allows injured maritime workers to pursue financial recovery by filing a claim in federal court. Your recovery could include medical coverage, lost wages and earning capacity, and compensation for your pain and suffering, among other damages.
Jones Act recovery is only available to certain types of workers. It covers deck hands, engineers, cooks and other crew members aboard navigable watercraft. In the East St. Louis area, maritime workers include those working on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers such as:
- Barge workers
- Tugboat workers
- Ferry workers
- Workers on private vessels or tour boats
To pursue a Jones Act claim, your accident or injury must have occurred while you were working aboard the watercraft.
In-Depth Experience Representing Injured Maritime Workers
Jones Act claims and maritime injuries are a niche area of law. Familiarity with the legal nuances at play — and the procedural intricacies of federal court — are essential for success.
The Jones Act attorneys at the personal injury firm of Kujawski & Associates LLC, have extensive experience handling maritime injury cases. Our litigation experience in federal court is a significant advantage for clients. In addition to maritime injury cases, our legal team also handles fatal maritime accident cases.
You can rely on the lawyers at Kujawski & Associates LLC, for professional and determined advocacy in seeking justice for you and your loved ones.
Learn More During A Free Consultation
Following an injury on the Mississippi or Missouri rivers, get the experienced legal guidance necessary for navigating your Jones Act claim. Call 800-624-4571 or send us an email to get started with a free consultation.
Based in O’Fallon, Illinois, we handle Jones Act cases throughout the region.