Van Riper & Nies Attorneys
Florida Admiralty & Maritime Attorneys

Jones Act Claims

Timothy C. Nies

Christian Van Riper

"Justice is the firm & continuous desire to render to everyone that which is due..."

Van Riper & Nies Maritime attorneys place a premium on open and honest communications, hard work and courtroom experience when prosecuting injury claims under the Jones Act.

Attorneys Timothy C. Nies, a former insurance defense attorney and U.S. Army Ranger veteran, and Christian Van Riper, a former Florida prosecutor, bring their unique experiences together when representing injured crew members.

If you have been injured while working on a vessel, you may be entitled to benefits under the federal Jones Act, which dates back to the 1920s. The Act was enacted by Congress specifically for protecting seamen, including cruise ship workers, fishermen, cargo ship crewmembers, oil rig employees and others. The Act protects both U.S. and foreign crewmembers. Claims under the Jones Act are filed against the owner of the vessel (unseaworthy claim) and his/her employer.

Benefits available to crewmembers include medical care and maintenance and cure (compensation), as well as damages and wrongful death damages.

For a free consultation, call our maritime attorneys day or night or complete the contact form below.

Palm Beach County: 561-948-5588
Martin & St. Lucie Counties: 772-283-8712
Broward County: 954-369-0776

Consultations are always free.

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Florida Jones Act lawyers, Van Riper and Nies, represent injured crewmembers and seamen in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Stuart, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach and Fort Pierce, FL. Jones Act maritime lawyers in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. 

Our maritime lawyers represent seamen injured while at sea, including employees of cruise ships. Miami FL Jones Act Maritime Lawyers. Fort Lauderdale Florida Maritime Attorney Tim Nies is an experienced maritime injury lawyer with Jones Act experience. Our maritime lawyers offer free consultations in Jones Act claims. Our attorneys will investigate claims to determine if the vessel where he or she was working was unseaworthy. 
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