Mississippi Gulf Coast Offshore Accidents
Maritime law and the Jones Act entitle crew members and offshore workers to compensation for injuries they suffer on the job. Jones Act benefits may cover pain and suffering, maintenance and cure, and lost income. However, the application process can be complex and you may need assistance recovering your benefits. You may be entitled to additional damages if a third-party employer or product manufacturer is also liable for your injury.
The lawyers at LoCoco & LoCoco, P.A., can help you file your claim and fight for the compensation you are entitled to. This is a complex area of law; however, firm founders Joe and Virginia LoCoco have 25 years of experience with maritime law. You can count on us for experienced, knowledgeable representation of your case in federal court. For a free consultation, please call 228-392-3799 or contact us online.
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Workers
The Jones Act, maritime law and admiralty law provide protection for seamen who work on numerous types of ocean and river vessels, including:
- Movable and jack-up rigs
- Fishing vessels
- Tankers, freighters and barges
- Cruise ships and casino ships
- Cargo ships in ports
- Tugboats and towboats
These workers are at risk for a range of injuries, including catastrophic injuries and repetitive stress or motion injuries. Some of the most common injuries are:
- Back and spinal injuries
- Broken bones and amputations
- Arm and shoulder injuries
- Slip-and-fall injuries