Written by attorney Justin Andrew Day

3 Facts You Should Know About the Jones Act.

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act , is the foundational federal law that governs the maritime industry in the United States.

While lots of laws can be complicated and confusing, admiralty law or maritime law is in a class by itself. Maritime law has its own subs

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The other deadline you must keep in mind is the statute of limitations. All civil claims have a statute of limitations which serves as a “drop-dead date” for you to file your case. If you do not file your action within the required timeframe (in this case, within 3 years of the date of injury) your claim will be barred. If you are injured while working at sea, you deserve to be compensated. Don’t neglect this important fact by failing to get proper medical attention, filing a report immediately, and contacting counsel to assist you with your Jones Act claim. If You Need Help, We Can Help. At the Day Law Group, we handle maritime industry claims, personal injury actions, and worker’s compensation claims. Our passion is helping people who have been wrongfully injured. We offer FREE consultations and in most cases (not in cases covered by the Longshoreman Act) we don’t get paid unless you win your case. We have offices in Baton Rouge and we serve all of Southern Louisiana. Call (225) 200-0000 ToDay to schedule your free consultation or contact us here.

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