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Offshore Injury Claims Are Handled Differently from Workers Comp Claims

Offshore Injury Claims Are Handled Differently from Workers Comp Claims

If you work in or around navigable waters, then you may be familiar with the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, both of which provide compensation to injured maritime workers while they’re recovering from their injuries. Laws That Protect Maritime Employees The Jones Act protects those who work on a vessel or offshore. These workers are often referred to as seamen. In addition to seamen, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act protects those who work on land but near the water or on vessels that aren’t considered in navigation. Examples of these kinds of workers are below: ...

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