The Jones Act is looking at another lease on life as the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate announce their support for the Jones Act by approving legislation that makes the act a part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Supporters state that domestic maritime industries are crucial to both national defense and our economy.

The bill is expected to be signed into law whenever it is placed on President Obama’s desk.

How Can the Jones Act Help Me?

This video offers a brief history of the Jones Act, as told by Jones Act attorney David Anderson of Latti & Anderson LLP. The Jones Act protects injured maritime workers from negligent employers and fellow crewmembers and enables them to obtain compensation for injuries on the job.

If you are a seaman that has sustained an injury on the job, then you need to consult a seasoned Jones Act lawyer to see if you qualify for compensation under this act. If you qualify, your lawyer will use her or his experience to build the clearest proof of negligence against the offending party that they can.

Do not delay, as there is a statute of limitations for making a Jones Act claim. Get a free consultation today from our nationwide maritime trial lawyers. We have obtained numerous verdicts and settlements in our over 50-year history.

Latti & Anderson LLPNationwide Maritime Attorneys

Source: http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Congress-Reaffirms-Support-for-Jones-Act