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Jones Act Injuries

People who work on docks, ships, barges or in other maritime occupations are at risk of serious injury on a daily basis. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury at sea, such as a herniated disc or another back, neck or head injury, you need an attorney who has significant experience with maritime injuries and Jones Act claims. When you hire attorney Mark Venardi, you won’t have to explain the nature of your industry or occupation. Mark is a former member of the United States Coast Guard and he worked on an oil rig prior to entering the legal profession.

Jones Act Accident Lawyer

For aggressive representation in maritime injury claims, including wrongful death lawsuits, contact us at 925-937-3900 for a free consultation. We will travel to meet with you in the hospital, at home or another convenient location.

Maritime Worker Injuries & Jones Act

Maritime workers injured on the job may seek compensation from their employers under the Jones Act. This federal law pertains to seamen, commercial fishermen and other people employed in jobs at sea. The compensation recoverable is much broader than in a workers’ compensation claim.

If you are an injured maritime worker, you may be entitled to compensation for numerous damages such as: current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, job retraining, and lost wages from missed work or diminished earning capacity.

The Jones Act applies to seamen on board all types of vessels, including:

  • Barges and tugs
  • Cruise ships
  • Tour boats
  • Ferries
  • Fishing vessels

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a workers’ compensation statute that pertains solely to injured longshore and harbor workers. At Venardi Zurada LLP, we will help you determine whether you fall into the category of seaman or longshoreman, and then aggressively pursue compensation under the appropriate law.

Contact Our Maritime Injury Lawyers Today!

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Jones Act injury lawyer, call 925-937-3900 or send us an e-mail. If we do not make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee.