Jones Act

San Diego Jones Act Attorney

California Offshore Injury Lawyer

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act, was enacted in the wake of the Titanic disaster. It provides compensation for seamen who have been injured at sea by the negligence of their employers or supervisors. It also compensates seamen for injuries that occur as a result of working on an unseaworthy vessel.

Claims brought under the Jones Act can be complicated. You need an attorney who is understanding, knowledgeable and will tenaciously pursue compensation for your injuries. I, Frank S. Clowney, III, have handled countless Jones Act cases for clients through the years. I will listen to your story, take the time to understand your injuries and aggressively protect your interests.

Contact a San Diego Jones Act lawyer online or call the Law Office of Frank S. Clowney, III, at 866.604.1775 or 619.618.2419.

Understanding the Jones Act

Under the Jones Act, a seaman is defined as a person who works on a vessel and whose work contributes to the navigation or the purpose of the mission. If you fall under this definition, I can help you. I have helped seamen who were injured on all types of commercial vessels, such as tankers, freighters and fishing boats.

Damages Under the Jones Act

The Jones Act allows seamen to recover greater compensation than they would under workers' compensation laws. I have successfully recovered damages for seamen injured under the Jones Act, including compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses

I give each client personal attention and dedication. I will listen to your story. By taking the time to understand your injuries from your perspective, I can build a claim that takes into account all aspects of your recovery and your loss.

Contact a California offshore injury attorney online for a free consultation about your maritime or admiralty law injury.