Category: Jones Act

Injured Offshore? Don’t Make These 7 Common Mistakes

Jones Act Mar 31, 2023

If you have been injured while working offshore, you must be careful to protect your legal rights. While the Jones Act entitles offshore workers to financial compensation when they get injured on the job, you can lose your rights under the Jones Act if you aren’t careful.


How Do You Prove a Jones Act Claim?

Jones Act Feb 21, 2023

If you work on a commercial vessel or a jack-up rig offshore, the Jones Act protects you when you get injured on the job. But, even if there is no question that you are entitled to financial compensation, it is still up to you to prove your legal rights.


A Brief Look at the Laws That Protect Offshore and Maritime Workers

Jones Act Feb 7, 2023

As someone who works offshore or in the maritime industry, there are laws that protect you when you get injured at work. However, knowing which laws apply – and how to use them to maximize your financial recovery – can be a challenge. The following is a brief overview of the laws that provide compensation when offshore and maritime workers get hurt or injured on the job.


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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