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.
Maritime Worker Injuries - The Basics
There are two basic types of maritime workers: in the first group are those workers who qualify as "seamen," and in the second group is basically everyone else who works on or near the water. The type of compensation that an injured maritime worker can receive depends on which group they are in. In this
The Jones Act and Seamen's Injury Claims
An injured crew member might be able to get compensation through the Jones Act or under the maritime law concept of "unseaworthiness."
Who Qualifies as a "Seaman" Under the Jones Act?
The Jones Act is a federal law that gives a seaman who was injured on the job the right to sue their employer for personal injury damages.
What Compensation is Available Under the Jones Act?
The Jones Act is a federal law that gives an injured seaman the right to sue their employer and get compensation after an on-the-job injury. But what kinds of compensation are available when you're making a claim under the Jones Act? We'll cover that in this article. Damages Available Under the Jones
What is 'Maintenance and Cure' in a Maritime Injury Case?
If you are a commercial fisherman or merchant seaman, you have probably heard of the terms “maintenance and cure.” But what is maintenance and cure exactly? In general, maintenance and cure are benefits that an injured seaman receives from an employer during the course of recovery. An injured seaman
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Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Claims
When maritime industry workers are hurt on the job, the LHWCA often provides injury-related benefits.
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