California Longshoreman Injury Lawyers
Since 1989, the Long Beach Jones Act lawyers and Harbor Workers Act attorneys of Russell Mirkovich & Morrow have successfully handled claims for injuries to people who work offshore, seamen injured offshore and those who are injured in port terminals.
The Jones Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1920 to allow injured sailors or their survivors to recover compensation from employers. This legislation recognized the dangers of working offshore and provided a measure of security for injured sailors by permitting them to seek legal action against employers for damages in federal court.
Even if an injured person does not qualify as a sailor under the Jones Act, a remedy for an injury case may be found in other admiralty and maritime law, such as the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The law establishes a kind of workers' compensation system for men and women who do not qualify as sailors, but who work in shipbuilding, ship repair or dock operations.
A maritime injury case is vastly different from an accident personal injury or workers' compensation case. Only an experienced Jones Act attorney should take on serious cases of this kind. Our legal team has built a reputation for results in these cases, in plaintiff and defense representation.
We welcome the opportunity to serve you — at sea, on land and in the air. At Russell Mirkovich & Morrow, we are committed to your success.
Contact the Long Beach law offices of Russell Mirkovich & Morrow to schedule an initial consultation about your Jones Act or Harbor Workers Act claim. We can be reached by local or toll-free phone, or online by e-mail.