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The difference between workers' compensation and the Jones Act

When workers are injured in the employment environment, they usually have the right to claim workers' compensation for any damages that they suffered. However, if you are an injured sea or river worker, you will probably not have the same privileges. This is because sea and river workers are subject to maritime law, which includes the Jones Act.

How can I prove fault under the Jones Act?

Unfortunately, seamen and river workers are not protected under workers' compensation if they are injured at work. This leads to many injured river workers believing that they are unable to recoup damages as a result. However, maritime workers do have the opportunity to gain financial compensation after a work-related injury in certain situations.

Does the Jones Act apply to me?

If you are a river worker and have become injured on the job, you will probably have suffered financially as a result. Since you were injured while carrying out your duties, you will probably feel that the financial, as well as physical, suffering is an unfair consequence of simply doing your job.

Injured river workers can benefit from the Jones Act

If you are a worker on the Ohio River in Kentucky, you may be aware that you may not be eligible for workers' compensation like the majority of workers in the United States. However, this does not mean that you will not be entitled to any compensation whatsoever as the result of your injury.

How the Jones Act can help you in an injury claim

If you work in the maritime industry and you become injured while working on a ship, you will not be able to file for workers' compensation as many other workers can. This is because workers' compensation law is only applicable to those who work on land. Therefore, you should make sure to understand the other laws that are in place to protect you financially.

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