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Category: Jones Act Claims

Jones Act or LHWCA? Know Your Rights When You Spend Part of Your Workday on a Vessel

February 14, 2022 Jones Act Claims

The Jones Act protects you if you spend your days working onboard a vessel; and, if you work in the maritime industry but spend your days on land, you can file for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) when you get injured on the job. But, what if you do both? For example, what if you clean or repair boats for a living? Or, what if you are a supervisor or inspector who spends some (but […]

Do I Have a Claim Under the Jones Act?

January 17, 2022 Jones Act Claims

If you work on a boat, ship, barge or other vessel, there is a good chance that you have heard about the Jones Act. The Jones Act is a federal law that protects maritime and offshore workers, and it is extremely common for these workers to get injured on the job. Your coworkers may have filed claims under the Jones Act, or you may have heard about others filing Jones Act claims. If you now need to know about your […]