Maritime Worker Injuries & The Jones Act

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When workers in the maritime industry are injured on the job, they don't simply file a workers' compensation claim. Instead, there are specific federal laws that apply to crew members, deckhands, longshoremen, stevedores, and others who are injured while fulfilling their workplace duties on or around "navigable waters." In this section, we'll explain how The Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act work, and what to expect if you're making a claim under these federal laws.

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