Monthly Archives: January 2023

Can I File a Jones Act Claim if I was Injured on a Cargo Ship?

Jones Act Jan 24, 2023

Working on a cargo ship presents risks for several types of injuries. If you’ve been injured on the job, you may have a claim under the Jones Act. Seamen who work on container ships can file for maintenance and cure benefits regardless of how they got injured, and they can seek additional compensation for unseaworthiness or Jones Act negligence in many cases.


How Do You File a Jones Act Claim?

Jones Act Jan 17, 2023

If you work on a barge, tugboat, cargo ship, containership or any other vessel and you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the Jones Act. The Jones Act is a federal law that specifically protects offshore workers who qualify as “seamen,” and injured seamen are entitled to no-fault benefits in many cases.


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