Offshore Injury Lawyers in Jackson
Providing Strong Representation to Clients since 2008
Thousands of Mississippi residents earn their livings on ships, at harbors, in shipyards, and on oil platforms. Wages for these maritime jobs tend to be high, and work can be seasonal.
When these workers are injured, they stand to lose a great deal of money they could have otherwise earned. Since these jobs are often dangerous, the injuries these workers sustain can range from the serious to catastrophic.
At Williams Newman Williams, our offshore injury lawyers in Jackson represent maritime workers in Mississippi and throughout the Delta region who are injured on the job. We help them to obtain the compensation they need to regain their health and move on with their lives.
Do I Qualify for Jones Act Compensation?
If you are a maritime worker classified as a "seaman," you may qualify for significantly greater compensation than is available through workers' compensation. A federal law known as the Jones Act allows workers with this classification to file lawsuits against employers if they can prove the employer or a fellow employee was at fault for their injuries.
If you are a Jones Act seaman and your employer or a fellow employee caused your injury, our lawyers can help you file a Jones Act claim to help you pay for your medical bills, cover lost wages, reimburse you for your pain and suffering, and compensate you for costs associated with any lingering injuries or disabilities. If you are a survivor of a loved one who died as a result of his or her injuries, we can also help you pursue wrongful death and survivors' remedies.
While workers' compensation is limited to paying medical bills, roughly two-thirds of your weekly pay, and little else, the ceiling on a Jones Act claim is limited only by the value of your workplace injury claim. As a result, it is in the best interest of any injured maritime worker to consult with our attorneys to see if he or she has a case.
Types of injuries commonly seen in Jones Act cases include:
- Bone fractures
- Crushing injuries
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Injuries from falling objects
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament tears
- Hypothermia from exposure to water or elements
- Wrongful death due to drowning or traumatic injury
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
At Williams Newman Williams, we aggressively fight on behalf of our injured clients. If you have been injured in a maritime accident, reach out for our lifeline. We are paid by contingency fee, which means you will owe us no money unless we collect for you.
Excellent Trial Skills
Our team of seasoned trial attorneys is not afraid to go to trial to fight for our clients.
Efficient & Results-Driven
We move quickly and efficiently to maximize the recovery that our clients deserve.
A Successful Record
We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in groundbreaking personal injury cases.
Insurance Industry Insight
Our team is comprised of former insurance defense attorneys fighting on behalf of the injured.