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The Jones Act provides a seaman recovery and compensation if he is injured or killed due to the negligence of his maritime employer, or his co-employees. This is a broad and valuable remedy, but to be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act, you must prove negligence.
An employer’s negligence can come in many forms, and as stated above, an employer will also be responsible for his employees’ negligence as long as the negligent act occurs within the scope of employment.
An employer must do the following, and violations may be the basis of a Jones Act Claim:
These are some of the things that the Jones Act requires of maritime employers. They should provide you with a reference point as to what types of actions constitute violations under the Jones Act. If you are employed in the maritime line of work and have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Contact a maritime attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today. We are always available for a free case review. In our conversation, we will be able to provide you with guidance as to the best course of action for your particular situation. If you were injured on the job, you do not have to suffer alone. Contact one of our attorneys for help.