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River Injuries / Jones Act

Working on the river is hard, and river injuries are common.

Deckhands, mates, pilots, engineers, cooks and others employed in the river industry work long hours and are often away from home weeks at a time.  Employers have a duty to provide you with a reasonably safe place to work.  Unfortunately, though, companies sometimes take shortcuts in safety or crew issues, which can lead to devastating river injuries.

If you’ve been hurt working on the river, you may have questions such as:

  • How am I supposed to be paid while off work?
  • Who pays for my medical treatment and what doctors can I go see?
  • How will I support myself and my family if I can’t go back to work?
  • What is the Jones Act and what remedies are available to me under the law?
  • Am I entitled to a settlement?

The river industry has insurance adjusters and lawyers looking out for their best interests.  Who’s looking out for yours?

You don’t have to go it alone.
Let us help. Your first consultation is always free. Call 270-444-0406 or contact us today.

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