Jones Act

Jones Act

The Jones Act is an Act of Congress that governs the liability of vessel operators and marine employers for the work-related injury or death of an employee. The Act provides an injured maritime employee with a remedy under maritime law against employers for injuries arising from negligent acts of the employer or co-workers during the course of employment on a vessel. In order to have a Jones Act claim, a worker must prove some negligence or fault on the part of the vessel's owners, operators, officers, and/or fellow employees or by reason of any defect in the vessel, its gear, tackle, or equipment.

An injured worker under the Jones Act lawsuit or claim can seek to recover the following legal damages:

  • Past Loss Income
  • Future Wage Loss
  • Past and Future Medical Expenses
  • Past and Future Pain, Suffering, Disfigurement and Mental Anguish

Offshore and river employees working aboard vessels and rigs have special rights under maritime law and the Jones Act.

Due to the complexity as well as the costs involved in pursuing a Jones Act case, it is important for an injured party to have an experienced and qualified attorney on his/her side. Before speaking with an insurance company about an on the job injury you have received on a navigable waterway, protect your rights and the welfare of your family by contacting me, Attorney Bob Buckalew. Clients who choose my firm to handle their Jones Act case, receive the following:

  • Free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer
  • In home visits if requested
  • Over 29 years of legal experience in personal injury law
  • Toll-free access at 1-888-995-7554; local (501) 375-7575
  • Seasoned and courteous staff
  • Financial resources to achieve a just resolution of your claim
  • Contingency fees - no recovery - no fee
  • Convenient office location in Little Rock
  • Licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Missouri
If you've been injured or if death has resulted during the course of employment on navigable waterway, I can help. My office is located in Little Rock, Arkansas and I represent clients throughout the State of Arkansas. Call the attorney with a proven track record, one who has the experience, financial resources and seasoned staff to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. For immediate assistance, contact
Bob Buckalew
today at:
(501) 375-7575
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