Jones Act Law

Jones Act Attorney in Covington, KY

The Jones Act is used to protect the rights of seaman who have gotten injured or who have fallen ill while working on the vessel. 

For example, if a seaman is injured while on the job and the employer does not provide medical care, this act protects the crewmembers and gives them the legal right to file a claim.

When you have questions about your rights, give the attorneys at Hornbeck & Moore in Covington, KY a call today!


Every case is different but there are some things to consider before trying to file a Jones Act claim.  
  • The plaintiff must be a seaman and spend at least 30% on the vessel. 
  • The vessel was moving when the injuries occurred, or the vessel should have been capable of movement or afloat.
    • Although it's not necessary for the vessel to have been moving, it has to be capable of navigation.
It's important that if you are filing a Jones Act claim, that the claim is filed within 7 days of the injuries.  It's equally important that you notify your captain of your injuries as well.  


The Jones Act provides a variety of areas of compensation and is taken off of the Federal Employment Liability Act (FELA). Compensation could include:
  • Wage Reimbursement
  • Medical Expenses
  • Pain & Suffering (physically & mentally)
  • And Much More
If you have been injured while at sea and need an experienced attorney you can rely on to provide you with the best representation around, call Hornbeck & Moore in Convington, KY today.  
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