Capsizing Calls for a Pasadena Jones Act Attorney
There are many reasons a maritime worker may need a Pasadena Jones Act attorney.
Any injury sustained aboard an active vessel while on the job is a good reason to seek representation immediately. No matter how small the damage may seem, the Jones Act guarantees compensation for those who are not responsible for their own injury.
Crew members aboard a barge outside of Singapore recently had an experience with a very large accident. The Heng Hong 168 is a maritime-vessel that has been operating as a fishing barge since 2003.
The barge was about 3 miles off the coast of Singapore when the accident happened. As of December 20th, 6 crew members had been found aboard a life raft though 5 more are still the subject of an ongoing search.
At the time, there has been no probable cause declared for the vessel’s capsizing, though it could have been for a number of reasons.
Had this happened in American, all crew members involved would want to contact a Pasadena Jones Act attorney as soon as possible. If the five who are missing are found or declared dead, their family members will want to do the same.
That’s because the Jones Act sets out generous standards to compensate maritime workers who are injured while on the job. The families of the deceased are also addressed in the Act.
So long as a crew member didn’t cause the accident themselves, a Pasadena Jones Act attorney will be able to review the incident to see who the negligent party was.
Here in America, maritime workers can rely on the law firm of Kirkendall Dwyer LLP if they sustain any injuries while on the job. The incident involved doesn’t have to be as massive as a ship capsizing in order for the injured parties to receive the compensation they’re entitled to.