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Your Rights Under The Jones Act

The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, provides a wide range of protections for maritime workers. It gives seamen the right to pursue claims against their employers for injuries at sea that resulted from the negligence of other crew members, the captain or the owner of the ship. It allows injured sailors the ability to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.

Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP is a team of attorneys that provides vigorous representation in cases involving Jones Act claims, unseaworthiness claims and other maritime injury claims. With extensive experience in this field and practical experience as Merchant Marine officers, they have the knowledge, skills and resources needed to win your case.

Medical Care And Compensation For Those Injured At Sea

As a maritime worker who depends on your physical abilities to support yourself and your family, you deserve the best medical care available and compensation for your losses.

When you retain our firm, our New York Jones Act attorneys will investigate your case, identify your current and future medical needs, and work diligently to help you get all of the maintenance and cure benefits you are entitled to receive. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of your employer or another party, we can seek additional compensation for you.

As a maritime worker covered by the Jones Act, you have one chance to get the medical benefits and compensation you deserve. Tabak Mellusi & Shisha will be your strong advocate, working hard to help you get maximum compensation for all of your losses.

Are You An Injured Cruise Ship Worker?

You may be receiving workers’ compensation benefits, or perhaps your employer has denied you benefits by claiming that you are an independent contractor. In fact, you may be covered by the Jones Act, which could entitle you to significantly more compensation than you would receive from the workers’ compensation system. Our lawyers can represent you.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Call us at 212-962-1590 or 800-781-8419 or contact us by email for a free consultation with an attorney who understands your rights under the Jones Act. We represent clients throughout the U.S. and around the world from our offices in New York City.