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What is the Jones Act?

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.

Damages are Recoverable Under the Jones Act

A Jones Act seaman and his family may recover against an employer for:

Who Is a "Seaman" under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law?

To be a "seaman" and qualify for coverage under the Jones Act, the individual must meet the following criteria:

Workers Covered by the Jones Act

Do I Need an Attorney Specializing in Seaman's Injuries or Jones Act?

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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Last Modified: 11-14-2011 04:15 PM PST

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