Protecting the rights of maritime workers

The Jones Act

Kevin A. Moore fights for your rights as a worker after employer negligence

Protecting Your Rights After Illness or Injury On the Job

Originally passed by Congress in the 1920’s, the Jones Act is designed to protect the rights of maritime workers who have fallen ill or gotten injured while working as a crew member on the water. Though thousands of cases have interpreted the Jones Act over the years, the core remains true – any employer negligence which causes or contributes to a crew’s injury of illness establishes liability against the employer. If you are hurt on the job as a crew member due to your employer’s negligence, Kevin A. Moore can take your case to court.

Know Your Rights

Jones Act vs. Workers’ Compensation

The Jones Act is similar to workers’ comp as well as the Long Shore Act, but there are several key differences. The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore has extensive experience in both types of lawsuits and claims, and can help you navigate your case properly. Between federal and state laws, Kevin can help you protect yourself and your family, and fight for fair compensation for injuries.

What are the differences?

  • Proving Negligence: The injured seamen must prove negligence or fault on the part of his employer or fellow crew. However, under the Longshore Act as well as state workers’ comp requirements, you do have the right to compensation regardless of fault. Under the Jones Act you must prove fault.
  • Administrative Oversight: Jones Act claims must be filed and litigated in state or federal court. There is no agency that oversees Jones Act claims, unlike workers’ comp cases, so injured workers should absolutely consult with an experienced attorney like Kevin A. Moore.
  • Covered Expenses: Typically Jones Act payments are much higher and broader than standard workers’ comp payments. They often include medical care, economic loss like lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and other benefits. Damages can also cover physical pain, suffering, disfigurement, and more.

Why Hire a Jones Act Attorney?

In most cases your employer’s insurance agency will try to reach out to you for a signed or recorded statement. These agents are on the side of your employer and what you say to them can be slanted or used to try to win favor toward the employer. It is important that you contact an attorney soon after the incident, and that throughout the process you remain as factual as possible. You are NOT required by law to release a statement to your employer or their insurance company. After proper medical treatment, consulting a Jones Act attorney will ensure that no mistakes or missteps are made.

From Our Clients

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Lynda H.

I wasn’t sure about hiring an attorney, but I decided to contact Kevin Moore. From the beginning everything was made very simple. I never once had to go in to his office as everything was done from the comfort of my own home. Mr. Moore was available every time I called and I was able to contact him directly throughout the entire process. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner and responded to emails promptly. Everything was finalized even before the given time frame. I couldn’t have gotten better service. Thank you.

Elisabeth S.

I am very satisfied with the work that Kevin A Moore did on my workers compensation case. He worked in a timely manner to get the case settled. Thank you Mr. Moore for your professionalism. I would positively recommend him to whomever may need help working with workers comp.

Willie R.

Kevin A. Moore took my case very seriously from the start. Worker’s Compensation laws had been violated by the company I worked for, and Mr. Moore quickly got to work on my behalf. He would personally call me with updates and was available whenever I needed to speak with him. I never once was relegated to a legal assistant or office personnel. Mr. Moore personally took my calls. Additionally, very little effort was needed on my part. The way he set me up to sign documents is a very easy process and didn’t involve me running all over town to find a fax machine. His concern was for me as a person and not on the amount of money he could make. He took on a giant corporation, Amazon, on my behalf, working diligently to get me a settlement that not only paid back the money I was owed, but also additional funds to make up for neglecting to do what was right in the first place.

Kyle E.

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Thomasena C.

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Mark K.

Mr Moore’s professionalism and dedication to his firm just goes to show you what level of lawyer you are dealing with. I was extremely satisfied with Kevin handling my workers comp case. He communicated and kept me up to date in every phase of the process, listened carefully and answered all my questions that I might have had. Overall, his performance was stellar! I would definitely recommend his services in a heartbeat. Keep up the good work Mr Moore! Thank you and god bless.

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I was a client of Kevin A. Moore. Kevin help me through the process of work compensation. He was faithful on calling back personally. He settled my case with ease and fairness. I am very grateful for Kevin as my attorney. He devotes his time into each and everyone of his clients, bringing forth results that are successful in settling your case. I am confident that you will be highly satisfied if you attain Kevin as your personal attorney.

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Danny D.

Kevin and Helen were very helpful throughout my case. They explained to me what can be expected of the process and things I need to do on my end. They answered all my questions, calls, and emails in a timely manner. Helen, in particular, would provide me updates of the case as it progressed. I didn’t have to do much and they got me the results I wanted. I highly recommend the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore to anyone needing legal assistance.

Joel V.

I was very pleased when I worked with Kevin and his office. Kevin always kept me informed on my case status and I would refer him to my family and friends. Thank Kevin for all your help.

Vanessa M.

Kevin & Helen guided me through my case smoothly. Their knowledge, expertise, & experience is amazing. They kept in communication, responded quickly, & were transparent – all qualities I value highly! If you’re in need of representation put your trust in this team, they’ve got your back! Thanks again you two!

E. Lucot

Great attorney. Worked fast to get my settlement done. Kept me informed on every detail. Would highly recommend for any one needing a lawyer. This man will get it done for you. Made things really easy for me. He does not let workers comp people push him around.

Arnold H.

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