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Maritime law is the statutes that affect fishermen, longshoremen, and other workers on boats and ships when they are injured or killed.
What is the Jones Act? Workers in the maritime industry have more extensive options than just worker’s compensation if they become sick or are injured through this federal maritime law statute, called the Jones Act. This law was designed for the well-being of maritime commerce, to protect workers injured or sick due to poor maintenance or lack of safety on a vessel in which they work. This is also called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Who does the Jones Act protect? This act is design
Overview Maritime law is commonly referred to as admiralty law. This type of law involves the laws as well as any past cases that concern legal disputes that have originated on what is known as navigable waters. Generally, navigable waters will be any waters that are commonly used for either foreign or interstate commerce within the United States. Common Cases Commercial shipping accidents that result in any damage to a vessel or its cargo Any injuries or other damages to seamen
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