Alaska's harbors are constantly teeming with ships, boats, and barges of all shapes and sizes, from cruise ships and sightseeing tours to cargo ships and fishing vessels. Unfortunately, this high traffic rate on the waters comes with a high rate of maritime accidents and personal injury. Seamen who are injured on the job have rights under the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act. Consult an Alaska personal injury attorney today if you are a maritime worker and have been seriously injured in an accident while on duty in Alaskan harbors.Am I Eligible for Compensation Under the Jones Act?
The Jones Act protects seaman and other maritime workers from suffering unfair damages as a result of injuries that occur on the job. As long as your accident and injury resulted from someone else's negligence and occurred while you were on the job, you should be eligible for compensation. Your employer or their insurance may attempt to deny your claim by stating that you were not currently on the job, or that the accident was not related to your employment, but a skilled lawyer will be able to establish liability and recover the compensation you deserve under the Jones Act.Hire an Alaska Injury Lawyer Today
Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC has represented Alaskan seaman for many years. Our personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in damages and are highly recognized for their skill and experience. Attorney Johnson is a board member and former president of the Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers and was listed in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Contact our firm right away for the aggressive and capable legal representation your case needs!