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Jones Act

Houston Jones Act Attorneys

The Jones Act1 protects certain maritime workers when they sustain on-the-job injuries due to the negligence of the ship owner or fellow crew members. Sometimes referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act also allows seafaring workers to file claims of unseaworthiness when the conditions of the vessel contribute to accidents and injuries.

The lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm are experienced at helping injured maritime workers pursue Jones Act claims. Resourceful and savvy, our attorneys are ready to meet with you, explain your rights and help you position your Jones Act claim for the maximum possible recovery.

Jones Act Claims & Negligence: Examples

Various forms of negligence can harm the crew of seagoing ships and serve as the basis of a Jones Act claim. Some examples include:

  • Failure to maintain the equipment on a vessel and/or the vessel itself
  • Failure to provide employees with essential safety training and/or safety gear
  • Hazardous deck conditions, such as slick surfaces due to grease or oil on a deck that can cause deck accidents
  • Physical assault by employers or co-workers.
Who Qualifies for Jones Act Protection?
Filing a Jones Act Claim: How to Get Started & How an Attorney Can Help You
What Compensation is Available Under a Jones Act Claim?
Get Your Jones Act Claim Started Now: Contact a Houston Maritime & Offshore Injury Lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm

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