Jones Act Litigation
What is the Jones Act?
Maritime workers face a large on-the-job injury risk. The Jones Act serves to protect maritime workers from the inherent dangers of their job and ensure they receive proper compensation for injuries sustained due to the negligence of their employers or co-workers.
There are many general negligence causes that can take place aboard a vessel, such as:
- The negligence of other crew members
- Lack of safety training
- Lack of medical treatment
- Lack of safety equipment
- Unsafe working surfaces
- Faulty or Defective Equipment