Injured in an offshore accident? Turn to our firm for help.
Accident claims involving the Jones Act are complex and require attorneys knowledgeable about all aspects of this federal law. Many cases we handle at Brasher Law Firm, PLLC involve the end of a career or the death of a hard-working primary wage earner. Far too much is at stake for injured workers and family members to put their case in the hands of a lesser-experienced lawyer.
Types of Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover
Simply put, working on a maritime vessel is dangerous. However, there are steps that an employer can take to maintain a safe environment. When they fall short, their employees suffer injuries that include disfigurement, impairment and death. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, our Beaumont injury lawyers have asserted the rights of maritime workers since 1999.
Our personal injury lawyers can help you get through the complexities of the claim and overcome the obstacles. The Jones Act was adopted in 1920 and is now an extension of the Federal Employee’s Liability Act. The law allows injured seamen to secure damages — including punitive — against the owner or captain of the ship or other crew members. Injury cases often involve negligence of an individual or unseaworthiness of the vessel.
Claims can be filed for the following damages:
- Maintenance and cure
- Unearned wages
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Representation from a Top 100 Trial Lawyer
If you have been injured or lost a loved one while working offshore, you have the right to take action. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we have made it our mission to advocate on behalf of seamen who are entitled to recover compensation under The Jones Act. You should not have to suffer any further damage than you already have; let us help you hold liable parties responsible.
We will work with your case one-on-one to build an aggressive personal injury lawsuit to face your negligent employer or employee. Your success is our number one priority, so we only work on contingency fees. This means that you won’t pay us attorney’s fees unless we recover for you. You can trust that our team of Beaumont injury attorneys will fight for you.
I was scared to death after being on the witness stand for several hours. Clint Brasher kept reassuring me but, when we broke the trial for the day and I was offered $100,000.00, I wanted to take it. Clint advised me not to and that we would do better with the jury. While it was hard, I followed his advice. The verdict the next day was for $240,000.00 plus interest. I recommend anyone with a legal problem to call Clint Brasher. He was not only a skillful advocate, he was a friend to me during this difficult time.Edward Arabie
After being told by multiple lawyers that I really had no case or that my chances of being awarded any settlement was very slim, I was referred to the Brasher Law firm. Nishi worked on my case and with very little effort on my part, she put together my case with an opening statement and presentation that put my opponent on their heels. She set a goal from the start and didn’t relent until her goal was met and I got what was owed me. Thank you Nishi for knocking it out of the park!L. Smith