National Jones Act And Maritime Law

Fighting For Workers Injured While Working At Sea Or On Commercial Docks In Texas And Across The US

Workers on docks, sea freighters, commercial fishing boats and water transport vessels are typically covered under the Jones Act of U.S. admiralty law. Wherever you are in Texas or the United States, if your job relates to inland waters, port or sea transport in any commercial industry, you may be covered under U.S. Maritime Law.

You May Qualify For Maritime Law Protection And Not Even Know It

If you need legal help with your maritime injury claim or are not sure whether your job qualifies you for coverage under the Jones Act, call an attorney at the Willumsen Law Firm, P.C. With offices located in Houston and Katy, admiralty lawyers Fred Willumsen and Donal McRoberts represent injured seamen and longshoremen in federal maritime law litigation throughout the United States. Call us toll free at 800-346-0139 or contact us by email to arrange a FREE CASE EVALUATION with an experienced Texas Jones Act or admiralty attorney right away.

A common type of admiralty law claim is for maintenance and cure. Maintenance refers to recovering money for daily living expenses for you and your family while you are out of work because of your injuries. Typical maintenance includes food, rent and utilities. Cure refers to receiving medical treatment paid by your employer, as well as out-of-pocket expenses for medical care related to your health care needs until you are back on the job. Remember — you are entitled to seek medical treatment from your own doctor.

  • Commercial fisherman
  • Longshoremen and dock workers
  • Ferry and water transport workers
  • Oil platform workers and transport boat operators
  • Barge and sea freighter workers

Contact A Houston Maritime Law Attorney

Call toll free 800-346-0139 or use our convenient email form to arrange a FREE CASE EVALUATION. Our general office hours in Houston are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and we make ourselves available to meet during the evenings and on weekends by pre-arrangement. If you can't come to our offices in Houston or Katy, we can arrange to meet at a location convenient for you.

We handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee basis. Our firm advances the cost of investigating, preparing and resolving your case. You will pay NO attorney fees or expenses UNLESS we recover monetary damages in a settlement or trial verdict.

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