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Maritime Law Attorneys
Your accident injury may fall under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or Jones Act. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act covers maritime workers who are not eligible for protection under the Jones Act because they do not meet the definition of “seaman.” For example, workers who help build or load and unload boats or ships are not considered a Jones Act “seaman.”
For quality Longshore Act, Jones Act, Defense Base Act and maritime legal representation in Texas and across the country, the Houston attorney you should speak to is Thomas Barnes, founder of Barnes Law Firm.
Thomas Barnes can investigate to determine whether your injury warrants a Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or Jones Act claim. For 20 years, he has helped longshore and harbor workers to maximize their benefits and obtain compensation for their injuries.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides medical care and income benefits to injured workers. If an injured longshoreman is unable to work because of his or her injury, temporary disability benefits are paid monthly, amounting to two-thirds of his or her average weekly wages at the time of the injury. A qualified injured employee also has the right to choose their treating doctor.
Thomas Barnes uses his more than 20 years of experience, proven legal skills and keen client commitment to represent your rights so you can maximize your recovery under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. As with all injury cases, a lawsuit or claim must be filed before the applicable expiration date in order to preserve your claim and not waive your rights.
Barnes Law Firm works strictly on a contingent fee basis and advances all upfront costs of a case including the investigation, case development, litigation, expert witnesses and court costs. Those expenses, in addition to our fee, are deducted from the ultimate recovery. And if we are not successful in a recovery in your case, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.