Jones Act Seamen Attorney here to help, A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers. Seamen have under the Jones Act, and the standards for negligence under the Jones Act are very liberal.
Generally, they can sue the vessel owner for unseaworthiness which means any material unfitness of the vessel, equipment failure or lack of manpower for a particular task. Thirdly, a seamen can sue his employer for maintenance and cure which is a no fault remedy for living expenses and medical treatment.
The Easley firm has been a pioneer in the field of seamen’s law. We have made new law in the field of seamen’s law with precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Apeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Our wins at the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court redefined and expanded seaman status nationwide.
The Easley firm is nationally known in the field of seamen’s law. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call. We handle seamen’s personal injury and death cases. Mr Easley is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis and a former naval officer.