Los Angeles Maritime Law Attorneys
Biren Law Group Handles Jones Act Cases for Injured Maritime Workers in California
The maritime industry is instrumental to our country's commerce; however, this work can be incredibly dangerous. In an effort to protect maritime workers and ensure that commerce is not interrupted, Congress passed the Jones Act. This law allows employees to sue their employers for injuries sustained on the job if they are caused by their employer's negligence or the unseaworthy condition of boats or vessels.
If you are a maritime worker who has been injured on the job or you've been seriously on the job, contact Biren Law Group for a free consultation.
Am I covered by the Jones Act?
The Jones Act was designed to protect maritime workers who are exposed to dangerous conditions on the job. This means that you would be covered by this law if you were injured while working in the service of a vessel. However, you must also be able to show that the vessel owner, vessel operator or a crew member’s negligence contributed to the injury, or that an unsafe condition contributed to the cause of your accident.
To file a claim under the Jones Act, you must also qualify as a seaman. According to the United States Supreme Court, you would only qualify as a seaman if:
- You were assigned to a vessel, or fleet of vessels, that was in operation
- Your duties contributed to the vessel’s function or mission
- Your connection to the vessel was substantial in time and nature
Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover
If you can establish that your employer is liable, they will be responsible for all of the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. This may include compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement and mental anguish, as well as economic losses like wage loss. This may also include the loss of fringe benefits from your time out of the workforce and compensation for future medical expenses.
Cases We Have Handled in the Past
- Robin Mraz v. Catalina Express: a cabin attendant for Catalina Express was awarded more than $1 million after suffering a back injury on two occasions.
- Brownstein v. Seacrest: our client was awarded more than $1 million after he was struck by a boat. He had been driving a jet ski at the time of the accident.
Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
Whether you are a maritime worker who was injured on the job or you were involved in a serious accident, our maritime accident attorneys in Los Angeles have the experience and skill you need to get results. Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of clients secure the financial compensation they deserve, totaling more than half a billion dollars in successful verdicts and outcomes.
Contact our office today to see how we can assist you.
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Biren Law will do whatever it takes to help secure a favorable outcome on your case. Andrew frequently went above and beyond to not only help me understand the ins and outs of my case, but also to make sure we were making the right decisions.- Gregory W.
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