Seafaring is still one of the most dangerous professions in the modern world, and death on the water is an unfortunate and tragic reality of this work. Even with the technological innovations, updated regulations, and increased situational awareness in the maritime industry today, the day-to-day work conditions of life on the high seas claim the lives of several men and women every year.
As long as we work on the water, there will likely be tragedies – but not all of these deaths were unpreventable accidents. There are many cases where a wrongful death was caused as the result of unsafe work conditions, employee practices, and more.
What Are Jones Act Death Actions?
If a loved one was killed while working at sea, the Jones Act provides a remedy in the form of death actions. Death actions are claims filed for damages to help recover some of the financial loss incurred by the death of an employed loved one. Some of these damages can include:
- Pre-death pain and suffering
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of nurture, care, guidance, support and training for children
- Loss of inheritance
- Funeral expenses
- Value of lost services
And many more, depending on the circumstances of the death and the effect it had on the survivors.
Do I Need A Jones Act Wrongful Death Lawyer?
We understand that no amount of money will ever bring back or replace the loss of a loved one, and the pain can be unbearable. The continued financial hardships of this loss can have just as strong an impact, but our Jones Act attorneys have the knowledge and skill you need to file a death action claim and earn some kind of compensation – and, hopefully, closure – on your loss. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and help restore some peace of mind to your family in these trying times.