Feel like you've been misinformed about your rights as a maritime worker? You're not alone.
Under the Jones Act, injured seamen are entitled to certain benefits, regardless of whether the ship's owner or operator was at fault. The injury could occur at sea or while the seaman is performing work-related duties on land.
On the surface, maritime accident reports may seem simple and straightforward. You may give a statement of what happened and sign the paperwork. However, sometimes there's more information hidden beneath the surface of the report: information that has been disguised to look blameless, but is ultimately harmful to the workers affected in the accident.