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Workers may wonder if the Jones Act applies or not

A life at sea is a complicated thing. Some people get caught up in maritime work after a chance job or two lead to a career, and some people feel a natural calling to the water. People who want to work at sea almost always have options, but security is something that never really exists in an absolute form.

Who can rely on the Jones Act at work?

If you're working on the water, you may be concerned about the lack of security for your situation compared to dry land. Fortunately, most workers at sea do not have to worry about a lack of workers' compensation benefits if they are injured. The Jones Act often picks up where state labor laws drop off.

Don't let your rights under the Jones Act slip by

If you've been working on a fishing trawler or some other type of commercial fishing vessel at sea, you don't have to be told that your work is dangerous. According to recent reports, the only job in the United States more dangerous than working as a fisherman is logging.

Judge awards millions to injured Louisiana maritime worker

A Louisiana court recently heard and adjudicated an interesting case involving maritime law and the Jones Act. It is of particular interest because, while the plaintiff was awarded a seven-figure settlement, his Jones Act portion of the claim was denied.

Southeast Louisiana ranks first among Jones Act job regions

A report recently released by the Transportation Institute captures how Louisiana's first district is the leading area for Jones Act jobs in the entire United States. There are some 33,590 individuals employed in these maritime roles in the southeastern Louisiana region.

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