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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.

Why Should I Hire a Maritime Accident Attorney?

Maritime accidents happen in the blink of an eye, often with devastating results. When that occurs, you need to get immediate assistance and care. Following that, it’s time to consider your legal options and avenues of compensation for medical care, trauma, and related expenses.

The big companies that run shipping and cargo lines know those incidents will happen, and they aim to keep related expenses as low as possible when dealing with them. That is why you should hire a maritime accident attorney to stand up for your rights in the face of companies and their insurance partners. You need a strong voice speaking for you.

At Tilton & Tilton, we are always ready to represent clients in offshore accident cases. We work to ensure you receive compensation by determining the negligent party and seeking justice. It’s not a situation you want to pursue on your own, as large corporations are interested in their own interests, not yours. Let us act as your maritime litigation lawyer and fight for you.

How Much Does it Cost to Start?

We understand that not everyone has ready access to funds to mount a legal case, and that’s why we offer you a free consultation to determine the scope of your matter. In that way, you can get started seeking fair compensation right away. If we take your case, you won’t have to pay any legal fees unless we win for you.