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What is the Jones Act?

The Jones Act is a federal law which allows a worker to sue his employer for negligence. For instance, under the Jones Act, an employer has a duty to provide its employees with a safe place to work. So, if a worker is injured, because his employer failed to furnish a safe work place, the worker may be able to recover such damages as described below.

Typically, the injured oilfield worker has at least two other claims which he can make with his Jones Act claim; namely, that his injury was caused by the unseaworthiness of the drilling rig on which he was working at the time of his injury, and, further, that he is entitled to maintenance and cure.

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