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Commercial fishermen and equipment-related injuries

Individuals who work aboard commercial fishing vessels face many daily hazards. Quarters are cramped and, to avoid malfunction and injury, equipment used aboard fishing vessels must be properly maintained and stored. Additionally, seamen must often attempt to perform work duties in challenging weather conditions, which often compounds and creates many additional safety hazards.

Securing workers' compensation benefits via the Jones Act

In a recent blog post, we discussed the Jones Act and how its provisions provide compensation for seamen who are injured while aboard a sea vessel. While many individuals who work aboard barges, commercial fishing boats and cruise ships may be aware of the Jones Act, few likely know what they need to do in the wake of an injury to secure benefits via the Jones Act.

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