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Under the Jones Act, seamen, who are injured while working due to the negligence of their employer or coworker, are able to seek compensation for past and future economic and non-economic losses. The official name of the Jones Act is the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. It is commonly called the Jones Act after the sponsor of the legislation, Senator Wesley Jones.
An injured person may be able to file a claim under the Jones Act if the injury occurred while the worker was on an offshore rig, workboat, tugboat, barge, tanker or cargo ship, ferry or water taxi, fishing trawler or other vessel. To qualify for the Jones Act, the seamen must spend at least 30 percent of their time on a specific vessel or in a fleet. Their duties must also contribute to its function or mission to be covered by the Jones Act.
An employer is only liable under the Jones Act if:
- The injured party can prove that the injury was the result of negligence by the vessel's owners, operators or officers or by the employee's coworkers
- The person was injured due to a defect in the vessel or the vessel's equipment
- The employer failed to provide adequate medical care to an injured worker
Injuries sustained while working in maritime-related field can be devastating. They can cause a life time of disabilities or even death.
The plaintiffs of a lawsuit related to the Jones Act may experience financial strain while waiting for settlement. Expenses from medical bills and normal living expenses can pile up, especially if you have lost wages.
If you are in this situation and need your settlement funds now, not later, contact us. We will work with you and your attorney to secure a pre settlement advance.
What Is a Pre Settlement Lawsuit Advance?
A pre settlement lawsuit advance provides the cash you need to pay living expenses and financial obligations while pursuing a settlement. There are no upfront fees, no monthly payments and no risk. Only repay when your case is won.
With our quick and easy application process, cash can be in your account in as little as 48 hours. Approval is based on the quality of your pending claim. We do not check your credit or employment history.