Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 3:16 pm
In a new video FAQ, New York City personal injury attorney Tim Staines discusses the Jones Act.
The Jones Act is a Federal law that protects people who work at sea. It allows workers on boats to sue their employers for negligence by the captain, owner, crew members, or dangerous conditions on the ship.
In order to have Jones Act protections, you must spend at least 30% of your time working on a vessel.
If you have suffered an injury while working on a ship at sea, you may be able to make a Jones Act claim. The New York City Jones Act attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you determine who is at fault. Call us at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about what we can do to assist you.