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Personal Injury Law Under the Jones Act
The Merchant Marine Act, enacted in 1920, also known as the Jones Act, provides remedies for seamen who are injured on the job.
The Jones Act does not define a seaman, but the U.S. Supreme Court has;
1) the worker must working on a vessel in operation on a navigable waterway
2) the duties of the worker must contribute to the vessel’s function or mission and
3) the connection to the vessel must be substantial in both time and nature
The Jones Act guarantees all wages to an injured or ill seaman through the end of the voyage. During the voyage and through the period of recovery, the seaman receives “maintenance” and “cure” until reaching “maximum medical improvement”. The Jones Act defines these as follows:
Rent or mortgage payments
Costs of Food
Necessary medical treatment
Medical equipment and supplies
Medications for the original condition or a secondary condition
Maximum Medical Improvement
The condition is no longer changing or improving
All treatment is to offer comfort
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Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
This federal law provides money for families of seamen and aviators who are killed in international waters. The DOHSA applies to—
Wrongful deaths on vessels more than three nautical miles offshore
Wrongful deaths on aircraft more than 12 nautical miles offshore
Surviving spouses and children; they are entitled to the continuation of expected future earnings.
A Lawyer is Available 7 days a Week – Wrongful Death Cases and Personal Injury Attorneys representing injured Texans from Dallas, Plano, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, Mesquite and Carrollton – Since 1991.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
This is a workers’ compensation law, and it provides for employees who are injured while working, or have illnesses that are caused or worsened by their work conditions. The law covers many types of workers:
Employees at American defense bases
Contractors for the U.S. government who are outside of the continental United States
Drillers – outer continental shelf drillers
Relief provided under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act includes—
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If you have been injured while working on a vessel or under any other maritime circumstance as outlined above, contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer who limits their practice to helping people injured in all kinds of accidents including maritime accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any kind of maritime accident, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims. Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling 972-325-0044 or by contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.
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Attorneys associated with The Law Offices of Adrian Crane handle cases across the state of Texas. Our principal office in North Texas is in Dallas however we are happy to welcome cases from anywhere in Texas, regardless of where you live or where the accident took place.
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