February 2018 stlmag.com
Wilkins Schneller Law is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm that represents individuals who have been seriously injured by the wrongful acts of others. With experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including serious automobile and trucking collisions, railroad injuries, product liability and wrongful death, attorneys Kevin Wilkins and Gerry Schneller take great pride in being the voices and advocates for individuals seeking justice and compensation against insurance companies and large corporations.
Recently, it has been the firm’s Maritime and Jones Act practice that has brought it much recognition.
Wilkins Schneller Law regularly receives referrals from other leading personal injury law firms throughout the country who recognize the firm’s unique experience in maritime law. This highly nuanced area of law protects workers injured on the rivers and navigable waterways of the United States. The firm has not only helped traditional maritime workers such as deckhands, engineers, mates, cooks, pilots and captains working in the inland marine industry, but also equipment operators, steel workers, carpenters and laborers working on or around the rivers and waterways when building, repairing or demolishing bridges.
Kevin and Gerry have had great success at taking what some would consider a traditional workers’ compensation case, such as a laborer injured while working on a bridge project, and instead filing it as a Jones Act case, which is much more favorable to the injured worker. In doing so, they have been able to maximize the injured employee’s recovery and secure their right to a jury trial. Given the nuances of the law, lingo and river industry, the attorneys at Wilkins Schneller Law have the experience necessary to handle even the most complex cases. They approach every case as if it were going to trial and treat every client as if they were family.