Admiralty/Jones Act Claims for Workers Throughout Texas
Longshoremen, dock workers, cargo ship crew members, commercial fishermen and oil rig workers along the Gulf of Mexico generally fall under the protections of the Jones Act under U.S. admiralty law. A seaman injured on the job does not have the option of filing for workers' compensation benefits under the Texas workers' comp insurance plan. To receive compensation for medical treatment, lost earnings and other financial damages, it is necessary to sue the employer and other negligent parties for compensation.
If you are covered for injury claims under the Jones Act and have suffered a work-related injury on a Texas waterway, port or along the Texas Gulf Coast, talk to admiralty law attorney Rodney Townsend at Townsend P.C. Attorneys at Law in Orange, Texas. Mr. Townsend has more than a dozen years of experience successfully litigating on behalf of injured seamen, oil rig workers and commercial fishermen workers in complex cases involving injures at sea, on a platform or dockside.
"U.S. maritime law is a highly specialized area of litigation. Workers injured on the water have very few options except to sue for compensation under the terms of the Jones Act. Your lawyer will need to understand how federal laws apply and how to investigate the case and prepare the evidence in federal court. I work aggressively to find every available option to help you and your family recover the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries." Attorney Rodney Townsend
The firm provides a free case evaluation and handles all Jones Act litigation cases on a contingency fee basis. Clients pay lawyers' fees only as a percentage of the settlement or jury award, if trial is necessary. If there is no financial recovery, you will pay no attorneys' fees.
Experienced Beaumont Maritime Law Attorney
From offices in Orange, the firm represents clients in communities throughout Texas. Office hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, with evening and weekend consultations available by special arrangement. In the event your injuries make it difficult for you to travel to meet at the law offices, the firm can make arrangements for a home, hospital or other convenient location. Call 409-233-0773 or contact the offices by email to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with Orange Jones Act lawyer Rodney Townsend today.