Maritime workers are entitled to file a claim and receive compensation under the Jones Act in the event of an on-the-job injury. However, there are some important tips and steps to take into consideration before filing a claim.
If an employee was injured due to negligence on the part of their employer or another employee who was working with them during their shift, then they may be able to file a Jones Act claim against their employer and possibly any other at-fault parties involved in the incident as well.
Every job carries certain risks, but there are few professions as dangerous as working on the open seas. This is why the United States Congress passed the Jones Act in 1920 to provide legal rights and compensation for maritime workers who sustain injuries due to their job.
If you are a dockside worker and have been injured in a work-related incident, then you may be wondering what rights you have. Generally speaking, workers who are employed by companies that transport goods over water—such as fishing boats or cargo ships—qualify for coverage under the Jones Act.
Slip and fall accidents in Mississippi are unfortunately common, resulting in injury and even death. Property owners have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for those who visit their property and must take the necessary precautions such as clearing away clutter or wet spots, ensuring steps and handrails are in good condition, and other steps to ensure visitors’ safety.
Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries and property damage. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Mississippi, understanding the value of your case is essential. Keep reading to learn about the factors that affect the value of a motorcycle accident case in Mississippi and how damages are calculated.