http://www.turleylawfirm.com/ The Jones Act can be confusing to understand even for seasoned Seaman. However, it is essential to learn about the Jones Act and what it means, especially if you have been injured on a vessel out at sea.
The Jones Act is part of the maritime law. Basically, the law provides injured Seamen with the right to sue their employer for Jones Act negligence. Additionally, injured Seamen who get hurt aboard a vessel can bring a claim against the vessel for Unseaworthiness, which is based upon the condition of the vessel. If you have been injured at sea, you are entitled to maintenance and cure, which covers your medical bills and daily or weekly pay by the company until you are released by the doctor.
To talk with an experienced lawyer about your case and to learn how the Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC pursues Jones Act claims against maritime employers call 866-705-4617 or reach us online at http://www.turleylawfirm.com/contact.cfm.