October 13, 2017

Injured Seamen

Accidents happen. When they do, laws are in place to provide coverage to the injured party, provided that the injured party satisfies the legal criteria of […]
October 24, 2015

The Difference Between Workers’ Compensation Insurance and the Jones Act

While each state in the U.S. is given the authority to write its own laws concerning workers’ compensation insurance, all states are required to offer workers’ […]
September 25, 2015

Sailors & Seamen: Common Injuries and Compensation

Those who work at sea are at risk of a unique set of injuries. Because those who work at sea are often working in waters that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]