Southern Illinois & St Louis Jones Act Claim Lawyer
Legal Options for Injured River Workers
The Mississippi River running through the St. Louis and Metro-East regions is one of the busiest river navigation systems in the nation. Every day, hundreds of barges and cargo vessels are loaded and unloaded at docks and moved up and down river to distant cities.
Many years ago, the United States Congress recognized that river workers, seamen and their families deserved financial protection from on-the-job injuries. In 1920, the U.S. Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act, more familiarly known to river workers as the Jones Act.
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If you have been injured while working on the river or at a loading dock, you can rely on the experienced lawyers at Schoen Walton Telken & Foster to help you file your Jones Act and/or General Maritime Law claim. Under the direction of attorney Steve Telken, our firm will help you pursue the wage benefits and financial compensation you and your family deserve and are relying on.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We represent injured workers and their families throughout the Metro-East (Southwestern Illinois), Southern Illinois, Eastern Missouri, and throughout the greater Midwest.
We represent river workers and longshoremen in all matters relating to workplace injuries, including:
- Jones Act/General Maritime Law claims
- Longeshoreman's and Harbor Worker's Act (LSHWA) claims
- Social Security Disability (SSDI)
Our attorneys have represented workers and their families in all types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents occurring on the rivers, docks, locks and dams within the greater Midwest region, including those arising from:
- Barge accidents
- Crane accidents
- Loading dock accidents
- Tow and tugboat accidents
The Personal Injury Law Firm to Turn to for Full Recovery of Damages
In many workplace injuries, there may be parties other than your employer who are liable for your injuries. This can include the property owner or equipment manufacturer. You can rely on our litigation team of experienced personal injury trial attorneys to fight to recover every dollar in damages you deserve from all responsible parties.
We also work with other attorneys on a professional referral basis
Call us toll free at 866-661-3799 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation at one of our Illinois or Missouri locations.