Louisiana is a state with a lot of shipping traffic, and as a result, Broussard Hart has tried and won many cases surrounding injuries related to maritime shipping. Do you work offshore, or in maritime shipping, who has been injured? If so, you may be able to make a claim under the Jones Act. Like most cases, the majority of Jones Act cases settle long before you ever come close to stepping one foot inside of a courthouse. Remember, there are time limitations to file a claim on Jones Act cases, so please contact us immediately.. We will be able to identify very quickly whether or not you have solid legal footing. As a brief reminder, the Jones Act was first introduced as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, and the law was codified again in 2006. This law allows seaman to sue their employers for damages caused by negligence. The Jones Act protects “seaman” which covers a broad spectrum of offshore employment, so it’s best to have Broussard Hart review your unique situation. Broussard Hart has litigated Jones Act cases from start to finish, including some to the Louisiana Supreme Court. If you have questions or would like us to consider taking on your Jones Act case, please call us today at (337) 426-0411.