Handling Maritime (Jones Act) Injury Claims In Louisiana

The Jones Act provides medical and financial benefits to maritime workers and seamen who have been injured while working on a ship in navigable waters. Certain maritime workers may also be covered for injuries that happened on land but were work-related. Unfortunately, many workers do not understand their rights under the Jones Act, which means that they may not receive the necessary medical care and compensation as a result.

Helping Injured Workers Understand Their Rights To Recovery

At the law firm of Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, we provide legal services to injured maritime workers who need to recover compensation under the Jones Act. As a former doctor, attorney Lee Schwalben has extensive knowledge of the medical issues involved in all types of personal injury cases. We will take quick action to preserve your rights and work toward securing your rightful benefits.

It is important for an employee who is covered under the Jones Act to thoroughly understand the steps to take after an accident that results in injury, including what employers can and cannot do. Employers cannot determine where an injured worker goes for medical help or what doctor should be seen for that treatment.

Taking Action To Preserve Your Rights

Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., understands the tactics that employers and companies can use to mitigate Jones Act claims and takes appropriate measures to preserve client rights to rightful benefits. He also represents the families of offshore workers who were killed in fatal maritime law accidents. Jones Act claims can become complicated very quickly, and you need a lawyer who will explore all avenues for securing the compensation you may be entitled to.

Schedule A Free Consultation Today

Contact Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, to learn more about filing a maritime law claim or Jones Act claim in Louisiana. Send us an email or call our Lake Charles office at 337-494-5757 or our Baton Rouge office at 225-763-7777.