Hurt While Working Offshore?
When an employee who works offshore – on an oil rig, platform, tugboat, offshore drilling rig or other vessel – is injured during their course of employment, they are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits under the federal Jones Act. At my Houston, Texas, law firm, Manuel Gonzales, PC, I help injured seamen, longshoremen, harbor workers and other maritime workers obtain their benefits under the Jones Act.
Did you sustain an offshore worker injury and now require assistance with a Jones Act claim? Talk to me, Manuel Gonzalez. I am a maritime lawyer who can fight the insurance company for the money you deserve. Call my law firm today at 866-517-1689 to schedule your free initial consultation.
What Is The Jones Act?
It is a federal statute that entitles offshore workers who have sustained offshore injuries to file lawsuits against their employers, provided that the negligence of crew members or ship owners caused their injuries.
What Are Maintenance And Cure?
At Manuel Gonzales, PC, I vigorously strive for the maintenance and cure benefits that injured offshore workers are entitled to receive. Additionally, I fight for any money that you may be entitled to over and above maintenance and cure. This could arise due to another party’s negligence or the unseaworthiness of the vessel on which you were injured.
Do You Think You Have A Claim? Contact Me Today.
If you have been harmed in a maritime accident and need assistance with a Jones Act claim, call Manuel Gonzales, PC, at 866-517-1689 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also contact me online.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phones are answered 24/7. If injuries prevent you from traveling to my office, I can come to you.