Under the Jones Act, an employer has a non-delegable duty to provide a safe workplace for all their employees both offshore and onshore. The entire work environment is taken into consideration under these laws, including:
- The task being performed
- Competent supervision
- Insufficient manpower
- Tools being used
- Equipment provided
- Conditions under which the job must be performed
- and other factors
Maritime law ensures the employer has a duty to correct and/or warn employees of any unsafe work conditions that may be present in a work environment, or may arise during a period of employment. The Jones Act holds employers responsible for any injuries or illnesses suffered by employees that were caused by an unsafe workplace, whether due to improper warnings, poor conditions, and more.
What Can I Do If I’m Injured At Work?
If you believe your workplace is unsafe and your employer is not taking steps to warn workers or reduce the danger, or if your workplace has already led to accidents, injury, or death, call the experienced Jones Act lawyers of O’Bryan Law today. Our staff of tough and skilled maritime attorneys will fight to make sure you get the justice you deserve if you’ve been injured while working on the water. We’ve recovered millions for injured maritime workers just like you, and we’ll fight even the biggest employers for our clients. Contact us today.