Jones Act Representation For Commercial Fishermen
If you work on a commercial fishing boat, you don’t need to be told that your work is dangerous. You probably have the scars, aches and pains to prove it. Should you suffer a serious injury, you are entitled to claim compensation under the Jones Act, which can provide you with significantly greater opportunities for compensation than a workers’ compensation claim.
Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP is a team of attorneys that vigorously represents injured fishermen in Jones Act claims. Experienced and determined, we work diligently to help our clients obtain all of the maintenance and cure benefits they are entitled to receive.
Our lawyers represent fishermen and workers who are injured on all types of fishing vessels, large and small, including:
- Longline fishing boats
- Gillnet boats
- Clam and oyster dredgers
- Lobster and crab trapping boats
- Charter fishing boats
Moving Quickly To Get Results For You
When you retain us to represent you in a maritime accident claim, we will act quickly to initiate legal action. We will determine how the accident happened, identify your current and future medical needs, and seek full compensation for your financial losses and suffering.
If your injury happened because the boat’s owner failed to maintain the vessel in a seaworthy condition or failed to maintain equipment, we can file an unseaworthiness claim. This may entitle you to additional compensation, though that could be offset by reduced maintenance and cure benefits. Tabak Mellusi & Shisha will seek maximum compensation from all sources.
No Recovery, No Fee
Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP takes Jones Act and unseaworthiness cases on contingency. You will owe an attorney fee only if we obtain compensation for you.