Jones Act Lawsuit Funding from $500 to $250,000 or more to those seriously injured in a maritime accident or accident at sea. Learn more
Jones Most people are unaware of the liabilities associated with working on a sea vessel. Seamen and other maritime workers, those working under said U.S. vessels for whatever purpose, often incur injuries and sometimes even death due to various circumstances. Because these workers cannot get reparation like most land-workers through workers’ compensations, the only way for maritime workers to be properly remedied with incurred injuries and damages is through the Jones Act. The Jones Act is not to be confused at all with the Death on High Seas Act, which is another maritime law in the United States that does not apply to coastal and in-land navigable waters.
The Jones Act covers these types of maritime accidents (not all-inclusive):
- Accidents at Sea
- Barge Accidents
- Cargo Ship Accidents
- Container Ship Accidents
- Crab Boat Accidents
- Fishing Boat Accidents
- Oil Rig Accidents
- Oil Platform Accidents
- Oil Tanker Accidents
- Ship Accidents
- Tug Boat Accidents
The Jones Act serves to protect the rights of the sea workers or seamen, along with fishermen, oil rig workers, among others. Once these rights are violated, sea workers are then entitled to file lawsuits against employers for damages against the alleged violations. Maritime employers have a lot of legal duties that if left unfulfilled, may be deemed negligent on their part. If these responsibilities are not properly handled and a maritime worker has been injured provided with adequate proof, odds are that defendants lose the lawsuit cases.
On the other hand, a number of lawsuits have surfaced that have found other ways in which maritime workers can receive other compensation, as seen in the Pennsylvania multidistrict litigation presided by Judge Eduaro Robreno. Other cases also include plaintiffs not being able to receive proper compensation for incurred injuries, as the injuries must be physical and a direct result of the employer’s failure to ensure safety measures for the care of the worker. Such was the case in the Skye versus Maersk Line.
It is generally deemed by most law professionals that Jones Act lawsuits are usually very sticky cases. Because of the broad range of the Jones Act, not many lawyers have the best expertise in cases related to the Jones Act.
Contact TriMark Legal Funding LLC today to learn more about Jones Act Lawsuit Funding.