The Jones Act is a federal law that provides the right of an injured seaman to sue his employer for personal injuries sustained in the course of his or her employment. Unlike land-based employees who receive worker’s compensation based upon a no-fault scheme of compensation for employment-related injuries, a seaman injured or killed in the course of his or her employment must prove either that the vessel owner, captain or crew was negligent or that the vessel was unseaworthy as defined pursuant to the general maritime law of the United States, and that the negligence or unseaworthiness was a cause of the injury for which he or she seeks compensation.
Our office is experienced in handling maritime injury claims occurring on the inland waterways of the United States. If you or a family member have been injured in the course of employment on a vessel in navigable waters of the United States, call our office for a confidential consultation to determine your rights.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Attorney Bob Gregory is one of the most well-known and highly-respected attorneys in the entire state of Illinois.
He is acknowledged by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV-rated attorney, the highest rating for legal prowess and ethical standards.
Attorney Bob Gregory has also received the high honor of being listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers in 2015.
Those awards are not just words – they are backed up by strong numbers. Bob has gotten numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients in his long and successful career as a personal attorney.
We are there because we care. The loss of health or worse, a family member to an accident, is a hard thing to endure. We fully understand the often-devastating strain you and your family have to go through, and can dedicate our considerable resources and legal expertise to see that you get the justice and compensation you deserve and need.
I highly recommend Robert Gregory to anyone looking for an attorney who will go the extra mile for you. It is hard to find someone that looks out for your interest above all else.
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