The Jones Act is a federal law that provides remedies to seamen who are injured while working on a vessel. The act also makes provisions for the families of seamen killed in the performance of their duties.
A Jones Act seaman and his family may recover against an employer for:
To be a "seaman" and qualify for coverage under the Jones Act, the individual must meet the following criteria:
If you or a loved one are a seaman who suffered an injury in the performance of your maritime duties, it would be wise to consult with an attorney specializing in either Maritime and Admiralty law, or seaman's injuries (the Jones Act). Speaking with the proper lawyer will enable you to understand your rights and to preserve any possible remedies.
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