Admiralty & Maritime Law

Understanding Jones Act eligibility

Workers who experience injuries while working on a ship may qualify for legal compensation under the Jones Act. This federal law protects many offshore and inland waterway employees. Review the qualifications you must meet to file this type of lawsuit against your...

Overview of the Jones Act

The Jones Act, originally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is important because it gives repose to those who sustain injuries at sea and do not qualify for workers' compensation. The Jones Act specifically allows injured marines to sue their employers over...