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Louisiana Jones Act Claims/Waterway And Offshore Injuries

If you work on waterways, ships or other offshore vessels and were injured due to the negligence of your captain or crew, you are entitled to compensation.

The legal team at Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates helps injured ship workers throughout Louisiana protect their right to compensation and bring Jones Act claims that reimburse them for their pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.

Ms. Scott is a recognized leader in the local legal community. From 2003 to 2015, she has been included as a favorite in SB Magazine’s Lawyers Poll, a list compiled by local attorneys who have seen Ms. Scott in action.

The Jones Act

The Jones Act protects sailors and other seamen who become injured while completing their job duties. Even job functions that were being completed on a dock or on land at the time of the injury are covered by the act. Common injuries include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Amputations
  • Cuts and broken bones
  • Being crushed by moving cargo
  • Listing injuries
  • Oil rig explosion injuries

The Jones Act protects seamen who are injured on the job. Unlike traditional workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, the Jones Act has specific requirements and procedures to obtain compensation.

To be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act, workers must have job duties that contribute to the function of the vessel. In addition, vessels must be “navigable.” Examples of navigable vessels include cargo ships, barges, oil tankers, fishing boats and submersible oil rigs.

At the law offices of Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, our first goal is getting you the compensation you need to support your family and move forward to a better future.

Louisiana Jones Act Claims Attorney Protecting Your Right To Compensation

When a physical injury forces you off the job, lost wages and expensive medical bills can make it difficult to make ends meet. At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we understand the financial strain our clients experience when forced to miss work while treating their injuries. Our attorneys work quickly to get our clients the compensation they need to pay their bills and support their families. Types of compensation provided under the Jones Act include:

  • Lost wages
  • Maintenance and cure
  • Found
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Vocational retraining
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Medical bills

We Care About Your Future

Our clients know that when they call, we will listen to them with concern and compassion. They also know that they can trust our lawyers to protect their rights to the fullest extent possible. Call attorney Jacqueline Scott today at 318-230-7016 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. With offices in Bossier City-Shreveport and Monroe, we serve clients throughout northeast Louisiana.

Together, we will get you the compensation you need to pay your bills and move forward with your life.

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