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How does the Jones Act protect people who work at sea?

Working at sea is always a dangerous occupation, even for those who work in relatively safe areas. Unfortunately, because marine workers are usually in international waters when an injury occurs, he or she generally does not qualify for workers' compensation. The Jones Act provides reasonable protections for marine workers that attempt to make up for this legal complication that leaves such workers vulnerable when they need help the most.

Everyday risks tugboat workers face

While every job can have its challenges, work in the maritime industry can be especially demanding. Whether it is engineering, operating machinery or working close to choppy waters, the varying tasks -- as well as uncertain weather conditions -- make this line of work inevitably unpredictable. Californians with positions in tugboat work specifically may want to learn more about the direction the industry is headed in terms of safety.

8 critical tips for cruise ship safety

A cruise is supposed to provide relaxation and an escape from the pressures of the everyday world. It is a break from the routine. Perhaps it is a reward to yourself after years of hard world. Maybe it is an annual vacation that you splurge on with your tax returns.

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  • Whether you are a maritime professional or were injured on a cruise ship, our attorneys can help. We have represented clients from every West Coast port city, including Oakland (where we’re based), San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Long Beach, San Pedro and San Diego. We also serve clients from the Gulf Coast.

  • To speak with one of our maritime lawyers, call the Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates in Oakland at 510-291-4743, 888-340-7991 or contact us online.

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