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Tampa Jones Act Claims Lawyer

All workers have the right to perform their job in a safe work environment, including maritime workers. If you are a maritime worker or a seaman who has suffered an injury while working as crew of a tanker, tug, barge, trawler, jack-up rig, semi-submersible rig, mobile offshore drilling rig or any other maritime vessel, you have rights under the Jones Act. Our legal team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law can help maritime workers pursue compensation for their injuries or file a lawsuit against their employer for negligence.

What Is the Jones Act?

Maritime workers’ rights are protected under the Jones Act. The Jones Act is legislation that regulates maritime commerce between U.S. cities. It can be found in Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. The act requires that goods and passengers transported by water between U.S. ports be done in U.S. made ships that are owned and crewed by U.S. citizens. It also provides maritime workers with certain rights, including the ability to seek damages from the captain or ship owner in the case of injury or negligence. The Jones Act covers all maritime workers, even when at port, if they are injured on the job due to unsafe work conditions or negligence.

Maritime workers may have different rights and coverage for injuries than land workers. It is important to have an attorney that understands the Jones Act and how it can benefit you if you are injured in a maritime work accident. Our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law is experienced and knowledgeable in maritime law and the Jones Act. We use the legal options available to benefit our clients that have sustained an offshore injury or other types of maritime work injuries.

If you have been injured on the job as a maritime worker, contact our legal team to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We can help you explore your legal options to pursue compensation for your injuries. You can trust our team to fight for the highest damage award possible.

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I just wanted to take a quick time out to say something nice about Mr. Tim Sanders. This man spent an entire year handling my affairs like he was my personal friend. He went to bat for me, and I could tell he cared a great deal about me, my case directly, and he clearly takes a great deal of pride and integrity into his work. You hear a lot of negative about lawyers in this world. Tim, was a tireless worker to get me what I deserved. This guy does his living from the heart. I made a really great choice when I called Tim. My wife and I are so thankful we did.

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Ligori & Sanders is an amazing law firm. The employees take time with you to make sure that you truly understand the details of your case and why things are done a certain way to produce the best results. When calling, I always spoke to a person and on the off chance that a message was left, I received a return call promptly. I highly recommend Ligori & Sanders.

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Mr. Ligori's firm took the time to explain the legal process and find another attorney in another county. If this law firm can go the extra distance for not even their client, imagine the dedication and expertise if you were their client.

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I got into an auto accident and hired Mr. Sanders to represent me a couple weeks later after my insurance company’s lackluster performance to help get me back to normal. I was nervous, this was my first accident with injury and I had never hired a lawyer before. Well let me say, my expectations were met and exceeded, every step of the way. Ligori and Sanders were focused on me and my health. They were polite, prompt, and went to bat for me when the insurance company was not. Not only would I recommend Ligori and Sanders to anyone who needs them, I would insist.

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