Since 1990, The Law Office of Frank S. Clowney III has represented seamen who have been injured on the job. Since maritime employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, I help injured seamen sue their employers under the Jones Act.
Call a San Diego maritime lawyer at 619-557-0458 for a free phone consultation.
The Seamen’s Act of 1915 and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly called the Jones Act, helped establish safety regulations and rights for injured seamen. These acts outline what seamen are entitled to and give a course of action for collecting compensation for injuries. Seamen can receive greater compensation for their injuries than nonseamen.
You may qualify as a seaman even though you are not assigned to a vessel, or work partially onshore or on fixed platforms. Under the Jones Act, I will bring a claim against your employer if you were injured on a tanker, freighter, fishing boat, pleasure boat or another type of commercial vessel. I also represent cruise line passengers in their personal injury cases.
Injuries can result from unseaworthiness, an unsafe place to work, defective equipment and the negligence of your supervisors or employer. The Law Office of Frank S. Clowney III uses the Jones Act and Seamen’s Act to determine if required safety standards were not met and if your employer was negligent. If they were negligent, then they are liable for your injuries.
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As a maritime attorney, I focus my personal attention on your injuries and your story. I try to put myself in your shoes to see your injuries and their consequences through your eyes. I work on problem-solving with you to get you on the road to recovery.