August 16, 2015

The Jones Act: Understanding the Term “In Navigation at Sea”

When you work at sea and suffer an injury, state workers’ compensation law usually does not apply, but maritime law does. In order to fall under […]
August 7, 2015

Maritime Law: Understanding the Difference Between the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation and the Jones Act

Harbor workers, along with Seamen, put their lives at great risk in performing their daily duties. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) is a […]
July 30, 2015

Jones Act Junction: Attempting to Recover Punitive Damages

The Jones Act is a federal law that provides injured seamen with a right of recourse against their employers. An injured seaman is entitled to the […]
July 26, 2015

Understanding the Claims Process Under the Jones Act

If you are employed on a vessel at sea and you suffer an injury during your employment, you will have to file a claim under the […]
July 20, 2015

Jones Act: Understanding Unseaworthiness and Recovering for Your Injuries

As you might be aware, when you suffer an injury while working on a vessel at sea, different laws apply when you seek to recover for […]
July 12, 2015

Understanding Maintenance and Cure Under the Jones Act and Maritime Law

If you are a seaman and suffer injuries while working at sea or inland, you might be entitled to maintenance and cure while you are recovering […]
July 5, 2015

Commercial Fishermen and The Jones Act

Commercial fishermen, in many aspects, are important players in our economy. They catch and trap various types of aquatic life usually in the most dangerous of […]
June 27, 2015

Suing Owners of Vessels and Limited Liability

Under the Jones Act, an individual who suffers injuries while working at sea is entitled to sue the employer and owner of the vessel for injuries […]
June 19, 2015

Proving Negligence for Seaman Injuries Under the Jones Act

For traditional work-related injuries, such as injuries suffered by employees at construction sites or factories, employees are required to first file a claim with the workers’ […]
June 10, 2015

Back to the Basics – When Can an Injured Seaman Recover Money Damages Under the Jones Act?

A seaman may be entitled to money damages in a maritime accident. The Jones Act, found at 46 U.S.C.A. §688 (46 U.S.C. 30104), allows for a […]