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Jones Act Litigation in Houston, TX

Maritime workers face a large, on-the-job injury risk. Our Jones Act litigation in Houston, TX, serves to protect them from the inherent dangers of their job and ensure they receive proper compensation for injuries sustained due to the negligence of their employers or co-workers. We also specialize in truck accidents, auto accidents, and industrial accidents. Contact us today to learn more about our legal services.

Jones Act Litigation in Houston, TX

Jones Act Attorneys in Houston, TX

General Negligence Causes:

  • Lack of Safety Training
  • Lack of Medical Treatment
  • Lack of Safety Equipment
  • Unsafe Working Surfaces
  • The Negligence of Other Crew Members

Faulty or Defective Equipment

A vessel's owner also must provide adequate medical care, or they will be held liable for any incidents. All workers are entitled to "maintenance and cure" from vessel owners. This means that the owners owe injured workers a daily allowance similar to what they would have been making before the injury. Owners are also responsible for providing medical care, including surgeries, rehabilitation, or hospitalization.

Additionally, the unseaworthiness of a vessel may be grounds of compensation under the Jones Act. Unseaworthiness is when a vessel or any of its parts or machinery is not reasonably fit for its intended use. It can also mean that the vessel's crew is not reasonably competent or skilled to perform their assigned work.

How Do I Get Started with My Jones Act Case?

At Tilton & Tilton, our attorneys have many years of experience in representing clients for injuries they have sustained while overseas. We have covered these types of cases:

  • Crab Boats
  • Tug & Tow Boats
  • Oil Rigs
  • Cargo & Container Ships
  • Ferries & Fishing Vessels
  • Equipment Injuries (I.e., Cranes, Trenches, Forklifts, etc.)

If you've received injuries aboard, you are eligible to receive compensation under the Jones Act. Contact our firm to speak with Michael S. Tilton immediately regarding your overseas injury. You pay us nothing to get started. We take no money from you unless we recover for you, and we take our payment from what we recover, not from you directly. There's nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

Do I Need a Maritime Accident Attorney?

Maritime accidents are some of the most dangerous and deadly types of accidents as they happen at sea and often in the presence of heavy machinery and other intimidating equipment. When a mishap occurs, it's important for the victim to get the help they need immediately. This includes hiring the right lawyer to make sure you get compensated for every dollar you deserve, and your medical and trauma expenses are taken care of responsibly.

Of course, the goal of big businesses and insurance companies is to make sure they save as much money as possible, and that means paying you as little as possible when a tragic event like this occurs — all the more reason why you need a lawyer.

Our experienced maritime attorneys are always ready to assist with offshore accident cases. We can determine the negligent party who is responsible for causing the accident and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Trying to fight your case on your own makes it more likely that the big companies involved will try to take advantage of you. Insurance and other large corporations are not looking out for your best interests. They're protecting their own, which means paying you as little as possible. Having us on your side means we can handle your offshore litigation case and protect your best interests.

How Much Will It Cost Me to Get Started?

We have years of experience bringing insurance companies to justice and making them pay their victims. It costs nothing to get started with our law firm.