Helping Workers Throughout Texas Navigate Admiralty/Jones Act Claims

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 Beaumont and 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 Maritime Law Attorney Serving Beaumont and Orange Areas

From offices in Orange and Beaumont, 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 Jones Act lawyer Rodney Townsend today.

FELA Litigation For Injured Railroad Workers Throughout Texas

Railroad workers injured on the job are protected under special laws provided for under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Because railroad workers are not covered under Texas workers' compensation laws, it is necessary to sue the employer and other negligent parties for compensation for medical treatment, lost earnings and "soft" damages such as pain and suffering.

If you are a railroad worker covered under FELA and have suffered a work-related injury in Texas, talk to attorney Rodney Townsend at Townsend P.C. Attorneys at Law in Beaumont and Orange, Texas. Mr. Townsend has more than a dozen years of experience successfully litigating on behalf of injured railroad workers in complex cases, including repetitive stress injuries so often suffered by railroad workers using heavy and dangerous equipment.

"Winning a FELA case requires an in-depth understanding of the nuances of the statutes and regulations. There are issues such as temporary benefits available through the Railroad Retirement Board, long-term disability pay for repetitive stress injuries and multiparty negligence. I look for every available financial avenue to help my clients receive the maximum money damages they are entitled to for their injuries." Attorney Rodney Townsend

If you are a railroad worker injured in an accident in Texas, filing a successful claim under FELA laws is your only option for recovering full and fair compensation you and your family will need. Make sure you work with an experienced FELA litigation lawyer.

The firm provides a free case evaluation and handles all FELA railroad injury litigation matters 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 FELA Attorney Serving Beaumont and Orange Areas

From offices in Beaumont and 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 Beaumont railroad injury attorney Rodney Townsend today.