Jones Act Claims Lawyer in Mississippi
Securing Compensation for Injured Seamen
In 1920, Congress passed The Merchant Marine Act. Changes were made to the legislation in 1970 and it is now known as the Jones Act. Due to the prevalence of river boats and inland vessels results, Jones Act claims are relatively common in Mississippi. At Thomas W. Brock, PC, our Jones Act claims attorney in Mississippi represents injured seamen seeking remedies against their employer under the Jones Act.
Please contact us to schedule a consultation in our McComb office or over the phone.
Provisions of the Jones Act
The Jones Act covers offshore seamen and inland seamen working on rivers, waterways, and other inland bodies of water. The Jones Act requires that vessels be kept in seaworthy condition. If the negligence of the owner of a vessel, the captain, or other workers causes injury, the injured employee may be entitled to compensation.
The Jones Act covers water going vessels, such as:
- Research vessels
- Fishing vessels
- Diving vessels
- Drill ships
- River boats
- Other vessels
Our Mississippi Jones Act claims lawyer helps injured seamen recover compensation for medical expenses, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and wage losses. Often, monetary awards are granted to injured workers, and compensation for wage loss may be awarded from the time of the injury until the trial. Serious injuries may result in compensation for future wage loss.
Jones Act Claims in Mississippi
Due to the complexity of the law, it is important to hire an attorney with specific knowledge handling these types of cases. The Jones Act is federal law, but claims may be filed in state court in Mississippi. Our attorney can evaluate your case and determine the benefits and compensation to which you may be entitled.
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Thomas Brock was born and raised in McComb and is in the habit of treating everyone he meets as a neighbor.
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A deep belief in obtaining justice for the injured and the willingness to fight for maximum compensation.
Prepared to work tirelessly to obtain full compensation for your injuries.
A strong advocate for clients. Together, we can achieve a positive outcome for your case.
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