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How often and why do boats take on water?

Some jobs, like that of a fisherman, are one of the more dangerous ones that you can have. They often work far off the shore in some of the most treacherous waters. Bad weather, a collision with another vessel and other factors can quickly turn an already dangerous situation into an even more precarious one. One danger that fishers, cruise ships and other maritime workers have to remain vigilant for is their vessels taking on water. A boat or ship can sink quite fast if this happens.

Are divers covered under the Jones Act? Possibly

Did you know that the Jones Act is among the most widely recognized laws that helps to protect maritime workers and injured seamen? This helpful act is designed to protect your right to compensation and other benefits in case you are hurt while working at sea or in other limited circumstances.

Maintenance and cure are important for injured seamen

You work on a vessel that often goes between international and domestic ports. You've been doing this job for several years, and you love it. Unfortunately, on your last voyage, you ended up slipping and falling. You have a head injury, and you cannot continue.

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