WORKERS COMPENSATION / JONES ACT INJURED SEAMEN / LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS
When a worker in injured while working within the course and scope of his employment, he/she is entitled to have wages and medicals covered by the insurance carrier for the employer.
Often, an employer or the employer’s insurance carrier will dispute the injury without justification. This is when you must call Pinnie Law Offices.
If you work in the Maritime Industry, and are injured while working “in the service of a vessel”, you are entitled to bring a claim pursuant to the Jones Act, which protects injured seamen. Employers often dispute seamen status, and this is the time to contact Pinnie Law Offices. Also, if you are a land based Maritime Employee, you may bring a claim pursuant to the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation act.