Simon & O’Rourke handles Tanker and Freighter cases as well as all Jones Act and Maritime Cases that involve accidents on vessels of all types and sizes.
If you work on a tanker, freighter, bulk carrier or other type of vessel, you are a Jones Act Seaman and have special legal rights and protections under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law.
Simon & O’Rourke knows the Jones Act and General Maritime Law and has extensive experience representing injured those injured while working offshore.
Working as a Jones Act Seaman is physically demanding and dangerous. The unique hazards that result from working on a steel vessel in the high-seas bring risks not common to other jobs.
As a Jones Act Seaman, your employer and the vessel owner owe you special duties and obligations that include:
- providing you a safe workplace,
- providing a seaworthy vessel,
- having properly maintained equipment,
- providing qualified supervision,
- providing adequate and proper training and
- providing sufficient crew or helper to do a job.
When your employer or the vessel owner fail to meet their safety obligations under the Jones Act or General Maritime Law, serious accidents can, and do occur.
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We know that hiring a lawyer and pursing a claim are very big decisions that will impact your life and your family’s future.
We will discuss your case and use our 27+ years of combined experience representing Maritime Workers to give you the best answers that we.