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Jones Act


Ocean Springs Jones Act Attorney




Crew members onboard any seagoing vessels risk their lives every day at work. Under the Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the seamen’s rights are protected against injury and death if it stemmed from negligence on the part of the ship owner, employer or fellow crew member. It protects the United States maritime commerce in national waters and between U.S. ports. Whether the maritime employees work on a ship of any type, including those involved in the fishing industry, tugboats, barges, any cargo ship , container ships, dredges, crew boats, or any sea-going vessel of any type, this federal statute was implemented to protect their livelihood.

At Denham Law Firm, PLLC we understand how devastating it can be to suddenly face severe injuries that can change you and your family’s life forever. An Ocean Springs personal injury attorney will fight for your rights, while offering you the support you need as you face this trying time. With our 60 years of combined experience, our team of aggressive lawyers will strive to get you maximum compensation for your losses.




It is the responsibility of the ship owner to provide a fully functioning and safe ship and hire trained and qualified crew members. If this is not the case and there is evidence of negligence, the injury could have been avoided, or the accident resulted in a wrongful death, the victim or the victim’s family is entitled to file an injury claim under the Jones Act. Our firm has successfully helped clients pursue claims for the following reasons:

  • Unsafe sea vessel or vessel not seaworthy
  • Negligence from ship owner, operators or crew members
  • Faulty equipment on board

With the right team of legal professional by your side to assist you in seeking compensation for damages, such as medical costs with the maintenance and cure benefits, loss of income or employment, new career training, emotional and physical pain and suffering, and for those who lost their loved one, financial compensation. Our firm provides highly qualified, professional legal counsel in maritime personal injury claims. We urge you to contact our firm to evaluate your case as early as possible after the accident, so we can document your claim fully.

Contact an Ocean Springs Jones Act lawyer if you are a maritime worker that was injured while on duty.