Jones Act and Maritime Injury

Pennsylvania Attorneys For Injuries At Sea

Some of the most serious injuries occur over water. If you have been injured, talk with the attorneys at Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., about your injury. For more than 30 years, we have been representing personal injury victims in a broad spectrum of injury cases. We are focused on achieving positive results for our clients, either through successful settlements or verdicts.

Injuries At Sea

Many different types of injuries and accidents occur at sea, which may be compensable under the Jones Act or other maritime laws. Some of these injuries include:

Our clients include crew members of all types who have been injured aboard fishing vessels, commercial cruises, sailboats, barges, tugboats and many other types of private and commercial ships. These vessels travel on our lakes and rivers, including the Allegheny River, Monongahela River, Ohio River, Delaware River and Lake Erie.

About The Jones Act

The Jones Act is a federal law that is a part of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. The Jones Act attempts to allow injured sailors to obtain damages from their employers for the negligence of employers, ship owners, captains or fellow crew members. The law operates much like laws that protect injured railway workers.

At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., our lawyers use in-depth knowledge of the Jones Act and other maritime laws to help protect our clients' rights. When we take your case, we will keep in close contact with you by returning calls and emails promptly as we develop the best case strategy for you. As your lawyers, we will also help you find the resources necessary to move forward with your life, prepare you for litigation and guide you through each step in the legal process.

Contact Us

Contact the Pittsburgh law office of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, or toll free at 866-466-5789. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.