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Pre-Existing Injuries Under the Jones Act

Articles Dec 4, 2015

While most workers in the maritime industry have probably heard of the Jones Act they may not know what types of injuries and conditions are covered under this federal statute. The Jones Act covers both new injuries and the aggravation of pre-existing injuries and conditions, meaning that even if you had an old injury, if you are involved in a workplace incident on a ship or a vessel that worsens or aggravates your previous injury, you may still be entitled to recover damages under the Jones Act.

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