Millions of Americans depend on various maritime trades to make a living, take care of their families, and contribute to the local and national economy. These workers are usually able to live comfortably in the middle class, but there are some risks associated with this type of work. All over the country, maritime and offshore workers suffer serious injuries every day.
When a maritime workers gets injured on the job, there are always financial consequences. You may require extensive medical care and be forced to miss long periods of work. This is why it’s important to seek the financial compensation you’re entitled to after your injury. Depending on your work duties, you may be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act or other maritime laws.