Jones Act and Maritime Accidents Attorneys in New Orleans, Louisiana
Law Firm OverviewThe Young Firm is a law firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana which specializes solely on maritime law. Our specialization in maritime law gives us a unique insight into those who have been injured, are suffering, have lost wages or lost future income due to a maritime accident.
At the Young Firm we understand your plight and are uniquely qualified to counsel you on the next steps you can take to recover compensation if you have suffered from a maritime injury. We understand that you have many questions regarding your potential claim, your future work possibilities and how you can support your family during this time. At the Young Firm we are looking out for your best interests and provide the highest quality maritime law knowledge in the surrounding areas of New Orleans.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Jones Act Safety Rules; Maintenance and Cure Law.
Areas of Law Description
At The Young Firm, our maritime lawyers focus on the following practice areas:
- Maritime Law
If you’ve been hurt while working on or near the water and if you aren’t sure where to turn for help with your maritime injury or Jones Act case, then look no further. The lawyers at The Young Firm have over 50 years of experience representing injured seamen and maritime workers and are dedicated to helping people just like you seek justice and fair compensation. We proudly serve Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas and we want to hear from you.
- Jones Act Law
The Jones Act is one of few federal laws that truly protects employees who are involved in workplace accidents. The Jones Act allows an injured employee to file suit directly against their employer, and collect money damages, for any of their employer’s negligence which may have caused or contributed to the employee’s injury. If your company, or your co employee, was at fault in causing or contributing to your accident and injury, you can collect compensation from your employer for your injury and damages.
- Jones Act Damages
The Jones Act is a federal law that allows an injured seaman to collect damages from his employer. Damages under the Jones Act include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other money. The damages allowed for pain and suffering depend greatly upon the nature of your injury. You will be allowed to collect damages for both past as well as future pain and suffering if you prove these damages at trial.
- Jones Act Safety Rules
Jones Act Safety Rules and Regulations protect Maritime workers. These rules include Coast Guard regulations, OSHA rules, and maritime industry standards. Most individuals working offshore have no idea of the significant rights and safety rules which apply to their day-to-day activities. Unfortunately many companies routinely violate these rules. Very often when we speak to potential clients we are told that "we always did the job that way" even though specific rules and regulations were being violated.
- Maintenance and Cure Law
Under general maritime law an employer has an obligation to provide its injured employee with "maintenance and cure". Typically maintenance and cure claims are filed by injured seamen since these individuals are necessarily filing suit against their employers. The law states that all ambiguities or doubts in regard to a maintenance and cure claim should be resolved in favor of the seaman. This doctrine gives you an idea of how strong your rights are to maintenance and cure benefits.
Mr. Philip R. Adams, Jr.
Ms. Tammy D. Harris
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Boating Accident, Commercial Ship Accident, Cruise Ship Accidents
Mr. Jason C. MacFetters
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Catastrophic Injuries, Employment, Industrial Injuries
Mr. Timothy J. Young
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Catastrophic Injuries, Jones Act, Negligence
Mr. Robert J. Young, Jr.
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Catastrophic Injuries, Employment, Industrial Injuries
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Workers’ compensation and Jones Act maritime injury claims are very different. The only similarity is that they provide compensation for injured employees.Read Article
There are times when settling a Jones Act claim out of court may lead to more compensation and ultimately be the best option for an injured maritime worker.Read Article
The federal Ports and Waterways Safety Program establishes rules for safe operation of vessels. Violations may result in injury or death of a maritime worker.Read Article
Even when maritime employees don’t meet the Jones Act claim requisites for a maritime accident, there’re still other legal options available through a Louisiana maritime lawyer.Read Article
Congress passed the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 to increase maritime safety. A Louisiana maritime attorney in New Orleans explains what seamen need to know.Read Article
The Longshore and Harbor Workers Act enables seamen to receive workers’ compensation claims when injured. While not one and the same, both the Jones Act and workers’ compensation award injured seamen monies on the job. With workers’ compensation, employees simply need to be injured on the job to receive medical and financials benefits.Read Article
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998 was passed by congress, changing regulations for companies in the marine shipping and transportation industry.Read Article
For Jones Act settlements, many injured seamen are quick to take any offer given by their employer. A Louisiana maritime attorney in New Orleans can offer advice on a Jones Act claim.Read Article
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, is a law that protects injured maritime workers, whom a Louisiana Jones Act lawyer can represent.Read Article
Workers injured in cruise ship accidents may recover lost wages if employer negligence is to blame. Tips may be estimated based on averages and income tax returns.Read Article
Wrongful death lawyers can file Jones Act on behalf of surviving family members. Wrongful death compensation could include medical costs, lost earnings and more.Read Article
OSHA regulations for maritime professions include rules pertaining to shipyard employment, marine terminals and longshoring. Coast Guard rules may apply to vessels at sea.Read Article
U.S. Coast Guard regulations are in place to enforce maritime safety.Read Article
There are OSHA safety standards for vessels that employers must enforce to ensure ship fire safety. Violating standards could result in a Jones Act maritime claim.Read Article
Maritime lawsuits can result from seamen being injured by slips, trips and falls while on the job.Read Article
Lawsuits for emotional distress can be filed by injured maritime workers and others. On the Gulf Coast, contact a Jones Act maritime attorney at The Young Firm.Read Article
A Jones Act violation stemming from a lack of safety gear could lead to compensation if injured. Contact a Louisiana maritime attorney to discuss filing a claim.Read Article
Jones Act laws ensure maritime employer liability for unseaworthiness. Call Gulf Coast lawyers for injured seamen to find out your employer’s responsibilities.Read Article
In Louisiana maritime lawsuits, victims may be due several types of damages. Compensation may be recovered for medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering.Read Article
When seeking Jones Act settlements, punitive damages may be a possibility. Learn about filing Jones Act claims by contacting the Gulf Coast lawyers at The Young Firm.Read Article
Filing a Jones Act claim doesn’t necessitate an accident report or a recorded statement. If you’ve been injured at sea, a Gulf Coast maritime attorney can review your case.Read Article
Has your boss threatened your job if you file a maritime claim? If so, contact a New Orleans Gulf Coast maritime attorney right now for help.Read Article
What your legal rights are as an injured longshoreman? You may be entitled to benefits covered under the LHWCA.Read Article
A Gulf Coast attorney who handles Jones Act law cases can help when you’ve suffered a maritime work injury. The attorney you choose to work with should have a lengthy history with Jones Act regulations, resources in the field who can help prove your case, and a stellar reputation in maritime law.Read Article
Practicing some standard sea safety tips when canoeing or kayaking can prevent the need to contact a maritime attorney in New Orleans. Even though boaters on larger, power-operated crafts have a duty to exercise reasonable care around you on the water, it’s everyone’s job to act safely and avoid reckless behavior.Read Article
After over 40 years of helping maritime workers, our firm has observed what it takes to get and keep an offshore job. If you are looking to tap into the oil and gas industry, then the following information may be helpful.Read Article
A New Orleans maritime lawyer can help if you have been injured while working offshore. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency on a boat can save lives and prevent injuries. The best way to do this is to be prepared before you take to the waters.Read Article
Maritime law is important when one works in commercial fishing. If you were hurt doing this dangerous job, a New Orleans maritime law attorney can help. Commercial fishing ranks among the most dangerous jobs in the world, specifically in the United States, where the Bureau of Labor Law consistently ranks it as the most lethal profession.Read Article
The Jones Act has provisions to protect maritime workers, like commercial divers, who are injured. Divers are a specialized case that requires the experience of a Jones Act attorney. The Jones Act is designed to protect workers at sea when things go wrong. People who make their living aboard ships and oilrigs have rights just like a land-based employee might have Workers’ Compensation.Read Article
Did you know that you can file for vocational rehabilitation training under the Jones Act? A Jones Act attorney can help you file your claim. Most mariners know that they are eligible for maintenance and cure benefits, as well as “fringe” benefits, in the event that they are injured while working on board a vessel in navigation.Read Article
You may be entitled to file a Jones Act claim or a maritime law claim depending on the specifics of your injury. A New Orleans attorney can help with your claim. If you work in the maritime industry and become injured, you may be able to file either a maritime law claim or a Jones Act claim depending on the specifics of the circumstances. Because the laws can be very complex, you may need the help of an experienced attorney.Read Article
The Jones Act law protects injured seamen. So although you may be eager to go back to work after an injury, be cautious because you could damage your claim as well as your health. After suffering an injury at sea, it’s easy to understand an eagerness to heal and return to your usual lifestyle. That includes going back to work as soon as possible.Read Article
Learn about the changes to the Manila Amendments that became effective January 2012 and pertain to the standards of training, certification and watchkeeping. For certified mariners, these changes may affect their training and employment.Read Article
Those in the maritime industry may need to obtain an updated STCW license, but depending on their job responsibilities, different courses and exams must be completed. For instance, deck officers must complete the STCW-95 deck exam, and those in the engine room, like limited deck engineers and second assistant engineers, must complete an engineering exam.Read Article
Maritime occupations clearly have an economy impact in Louisiana. If you work in the industry and have been injured, speak with a maritime attorney. With the United States' financial difficulties and so many people being out of work, you may wonder about maritime occupations' economy impact in Louisiana. Clearly, every state in this nation has been affected to some degree or another.Read Article
Jones Act claims and settlements can be complicated. Contact a Jones Act law firm in Louisiana for guidance if you have suffered serious, on-the-job injuries. There are some things you should know about Jones Act claims if you have suffered serious injuries in the maritime industry. Unlike a personal injury claim that may arise from a car accident, Jones Act cases involve federal maritime law.Read Article
Are you a seaman under the Jones Act? New Orleans-based lawyers explain when a claim could be filed with examples of previous serious accidents and injuries. One of the most dangerous jobs in this country is drilling offshore for gas and oil. Workers can average 12-hour workdays hundreds of miles from the coast, surrounded by combustible material and heavy machinery flung around by cranes.Read Article
With all the maritime safety information available to employers, there should be little cause for injury aboard an offshore vessel. However, accidents due to negligence still occur, resulting in the need for a Jones Act attorney to help you apply the Jones Act. Shipping employees in particular may ask "What is the Jones Act?" in accordance to their rights as an injured worker.Read Article
What is maintenance and cure law? Maybe your know the basics, but did you now these three important facts about maintenance and cure that can affect your case?Read Article
3 Reasons a Jones Act Seaman Should Not Use Private Health Insurance to Pay for a Work Related Injury
Think twice before you put medical treatment for a work related maritime injury on your personal health insurance policy. Here are some concerns you should have.Read Article