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The Maritime / Jones Act

How Are Maritime Laws Like the Jones Act Applied?

Maritime Law refers to a set of laws including the Jones Act that serve to regulate the way non-military vessels interact with each other. They encompass all activity on waterways, including international waters.

The Jones Act contains provisions that protect:

  • Oil and gas workers
  • Fishing boat workers
  • Cruise ship passengers
  • Personal injury victims in relation to piracy
  • Other employees on the waterways

Maritime law can be complicated for those who do not specialize in it, and this lack of functional experience can lead to a failed pursuit of compensation. Instead, consult an experienced West Virginia personal injury lawyer.

To Where Does Legislation Extend?

Maritime law has grown to encompass a wide range of personal injury related events that take place on oceans, in international waters, and beyond. Maritime law also has jurisdiction over commercial activities and interests such as those in the fishing or energy industries that occur entirely on land. If it is related to a type of maritime activity, then it is most likely covered in the Jones Act and other existing legislation within maritime law.

Whether your injuries are caused by negligent safety maintenance, collisions with other ships, piracy and everything in between, compensation for personal injuries that applies to maritime law is an option that should be pursued.

Consult a West Virginia Maritime Attorney Today

Hartley Law Group, PLLC has dedicated more than 30 years to providing the absolute best legal support, services and representation to victims who have been injured in accidents at sea as described in all areas of maritime law, including the Jones Act. Our staff of highly skilled professionals has a wealth of invaluable experience in building high-powered strategies. We have effectively identified negligent parties that caused injuries while making strong cases for adequate and substantial compensation. We are only interested in fighting on your behalf to recover the highest possible compensation and we are prepared to work as hard as necessary to achieve the best possible results.

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