"I will fight to protect your rights to the full extent of the law." - DANIEL WELTIN ESQ.
If you’ve been injured on a ship, you might be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act. Passed in 1920 and revised in 2006, this federal law protects seamen injured in maritime accidents. While the Jones Act allows injured seamen to collect damages not afforded to them under state workers’ compensation laws, the burden of proof rests on the injured party’s shoulders.
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San Leandro accident attorney Daniel Weltin has over a decade’s experience in personal injury, product liability, and collective action litigation, with a focus on catastrophic injuries and complex cases. Mr. Weltin’s work on civil justice in complex cases has been recognized in The Recorder, Law360, VerdictSearch and other national publications.
Far too many injured seamen try to prove their cases and collect damages on their own. They quickly realize that it’s hard to represent yourself in these cases. If you want to prove your cases and collect damages, a Jones Act attorney is necessary.
Proving negligence or unseaworthiness is at the heart of a claim under the Jones Act. From minor mishaps to serious life-threatening injuries, injured seamen must prove three elements to win the case. Failure to prove all three makes it impossible to reach the desired outcome.
Unlike other personal injuries claims, the attorney only needs to prove that the defendant was at least somewhat responsible for the injury.
Insurance companies often try to claim that accidents caused by negligence didn’t lead to injuries. An experienced attorney can use expert medical witnesses to prove causation. This is the most important aspect of a Jones Act case.
Ships are dangerous, and if you are injured, you deserve compensation under the Jones Act. You might be eligible for lost wages, lost earning capacity, and medical expenses. Also, mental anguish and pain and suffering are on the table for those who experienced serious life-threatening injuries.
Legal situations arise in life where one seeks diligence, effective resolution, and guidance. Entrusting Mr. Weltin with legal matters I find his professionalism, respect, and confidentiality exemplary. Quite a dilemma to find these traits elsewhere!
Daniel is an outstanding lawyer who truly cares about his clients. I can’t say enough about how lucky I was to have him represent me and fight for my rights! In addition, his staff follows in direct line with his strong work ethics, knowledge, and caring demeanor! They truly persevere and do what it takes to get the job done!!! I’d give 10 stars if I could!
I had a great experience with Daniel. He not only fought my case but was a support system when I was going through the hardest time of my life.
Dan Weltin was invaluable to me and helped me through a very difficult time. My ex-employer was taking advantage of me and not paying me for extra hours worked. Mr. Weltin helped me right this wrong and was able to acquire the funds owed to me, including interest and hardship costs.