Louisiana Jones Act Lawyers

Representing Seamen Working in Louisiana Waters

The realm of maritime law is intricate, particularly regarding the rights and protections of seamen and maritime workers. In the event of an injury sustained while working at sea, the importance of legal guidance cannot be overstated. At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, our team of Louisiana Jones Act lawyers focus on advocating for those who have been injured on navigable waters or adjacent shorelines. We are committed to ensuring that your rights are thoroughly protected and that you receive the knowledgeable support you need during this challenging time.

What Is the Jones Act?

The Jones Act, formally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is a federal law designed to protect seamen who get injured on the job. This legislation ensures that seamen who are hurt due to the negligence of their employer or coworkers have the right to seek compensation for their injuries.

Apart from negligence claims, the Jones Act entitles injured seamen to “maintenance and cure,” regardless of fault. Maintenance refers to a daily allowance for living expenses while ashore and recuperating, while cure covers medical and rehabilitation expenses until maximum medical recovery is achieved. Under the Jones Act, a seaman can sue for damages such as pain and suffering, which are not available under standard workers' compensation claims.

Protecting Your Legal Rights as an Injured Seaman

Seamen encounter distinct risks and challenges. In the event of an accident, the importance of having legal representation well-versed in the maritime industry and its specific laws is paramount. Clayton, Frugé & Ward stands firmly committed to defending the rights of injured seamen in Louisiana, offering legal support tailored to the unique aspects of maritime law. We are dedicated to ensuring those who brave the seas for their livelihood receive the justice and protection they deserve.

Why Trust Clayton, Frugé & Ward with Your Jones Act Claim?

  • Maritime Law Mastery: With intricate laws and regulations governing maritime injuries, you need a legal team that truly understands the nuances. Our Louisiana Jones Act lawyers bring years of experience to the table.
  • Dedicated Advocacy: At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, our focus is always on our clients. We strive to provide the best representation possible, ensuring we do everything we can to fight for full, fair compensation.
  • Transparent Communication: We believe in keeping our clients informed at every step of the way.
  • Free Consultations: We understand that taking the first step can be daunting. To help ease your concerns, we offer free consultations, allowing you to discuss your case without any obligation.
  • No Upfront Fees: Our commitment is to your well-being. Working on a contingency fee basis, you won't owe us anything unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.

If you've been injured at sea or on the docks, time is of the essence. Contact Clayton, Frugé & Ward today and let our Louisiana Jones Act lawyers help you. Schedule your free consultation by calling (225) 209-9943.

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