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The Jones Act, written into legislation in 1920, provides protection for workers operating offshore, or in inland waterways. Sailors, merchant mariners, workers on oil rigs, cargo ship workers, fishermen and all other maritime workers are provided protection from injuries occurring in their line of work. Similar to workers compensation for land based employees, the Jones Acts provides compensation for medical expenses, lost income from work and payment for any permanent injuries or disabilities. Often times though, the compensation from a Jones Act case is substantially greater that what a land based worker might get from a workers compensation claim.

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Arbitration of a Seamans Jones Act Injury Claim

Arbitration is a legal proceeding where a private, hired lawyer decides your case instead of a jury or a judge.  Many Jones Act employers want offs...

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Death on the High Seas

When a death on the high seas occurs, the potential claims arising from such an incident vary according to the facts and circumstances surrounding t...

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Employer Liability in Jones Act Cases

If you have been injured in a job at sea you may be wondering where your benefits are. There are a few things you need to know about after your inju...

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Jones Act

The Jones Act of 1920 was enacted to grant workers on sea vessels the same rights as workers on land in the US. Essentially, it protects sea workers b...

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Limitations of a Jones Act Injury Case

Like everything else there are restrictions and limitations and the Jones Act is no different. The Jones Act does protect workers who work at sea. I...

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Maintenance and Cure

Employers must provide maintenance and cure benefits to a Jones Act seaman who suffers an injury or illness while in the service of the ship.  Many ...

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Mistakes Common in Jones Act Cases

If you have been injured you may or may not receive compensation for your time lost at work. You may not always receive payments for your medical ex...

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What Is The Jones Act And How Does It Apply To Me?

The Jones Act is a federal statute that applies to “seamen” who are more or less permanently assigned to a vessel at the time of their injury. ...

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What Makes a Good Offshore Injury Lawyer?

Before you hire a Jones Act attorney, it is important that you evaluate the attorney to determine if they meet the following criteria. Our office fir...

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What is the Jones Act?

In 1920 the Jones Act became an important part of legislation. The Jones Act protects those who work at sea. Because there are so many details to co...

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