Offshore Injury Lawyers in Jackson
Providing Strong Representation to Clients since 2008
Thousands of Mississippi residents earn their livings on ships, at harbors, in shipyards, and on oil platforms. Wages for these maritime jobs tend to be high, and work can be seasonal.
When these workers are injured, they stand to lose a great deal of money they could have otherwise earned. Since these jobs are often dangerous, the injuries these workers sustain can range from the serious to catastrophic.
At Williams Newman Williams, our offshore injury lawyers in Jackson represent maritime workers in Mississippi and throughout the Delta region who are injured on the job. We help them to obtain the compensation they need to regain their health and move on with their lives.
Do I Qualify for Jones Act Compensation?
If you are a maritime worker classified as a “seaman,” you may qualify for significantly greater compensation than is available through workers’ compensation. A federal law known as the Jones Act allows workers with this classification to file lawsuits against employers if they can prove the employer or a fellow employee was at fault for their injuries.