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Are You Entitled to Compensation Under the Jones Act? A Maritime Injury Attorney in Portland Can Explain Your Options

Because the relationship between federal laws (regulating ships, crews, passengers, and cargo) and state laws regarding workers compensation are intricate, complex, and often confusing, at best, if you have suffered any kind of maritime injury, it’s critical that you consult with an experienced maritime attorney in Portland, Oregon as soon as possible. Mark has the legal expertise to sort through all of the applicable federal and state laws so that you have the best chance of obtaining any remuneration for which you may be eligible. For example, if you are a seaman who was injured aboard a boat, ship, barge, cargo ship, cruise ship, or commercial fishing vessel that was on a body of water at the time of the injury, and the injury was due to the negligence of the vessel’s owner or operator, you may be able entitled to damages under the Jones Act.
ou may also be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act if you were performing work in the service of the ship even though your were no longer at sea or you were physically on land at the time of the injury. Consulting with a Portland attorney who has a solid command of admiralty law and is well-versed with the Jones Act and how it has been interpreted by the courts will better enable you to understand the extent to which it may be applied in your case. However, time can be of the essence, since some maritime cases are governed by a statute of limitations, so it’s imperative that you contact a Portland maritime attorney as soon as possible.

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Mark J Leeds, P.A.
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Mark J. Leeds, P.A. handles cases throughout Oregon from his Portland office.

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