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.
If you have ever been to a shipyard, you know just how dangerous it can be. There are large, looming ships everywhere. There are powerful pieces of machinery all around you. There is heavy rope; anchors and supplies; dangerous tools and, of course, the ocean depths; and generally speaking, the entire area poses significant risks if you don't have experience working there.