The Jones Act of 1917 and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act of 1927 were passed into law to give American workers who earned their living at sea, on waterways or dockside the opportunity to seek compensatory damages for monetary and non-monetary losses. Under specific conditions of negligence, punitive damages may also be available.
Taken together, these Acts of the U.S. Congress constitute the foundation of admiralty law affecting trades in U.S. ocean waters, harbors and inland waterways. Gunther McIntosh, PLLC, has been serving the legal needs of insurance companies and workers in the maritime trades in South Florida for many years.
Maritime Injury Claims Defense
If you are seeking experienced local legal counsel to protect your rights in litigation involving a personal injury claim in South Florida, turn to us for help. Our record includes successful representation for national and international vessel owners and insurance providers operating in South Florida. Also, we assist yacht owners and charters in the defense of Jones Act claims.
Jones Act Coverage And Workers’ Compensation For Injured Seamen And Merchant Marines
Our lawyers use their knowledge of U.S. maritime law to help injured workers obtain the medical care, compensation for lost earnings, and other monetary and non-monetary damages they are entitled to under federal law. If you were injured in an accident while working onboard a maritime vessel or on the docks, call us to discuss the circumstances of your accident and injury claim. We represent individual seaman and vessel crew in Jones Act and the LHWA claims. Further, we assist yacht crew members in wage disputes and other maritime claims.