Determining whether or not you qualify for Jones Act benefits as a “seaman” can be difficult, but the case ofChandris, Inc., et al. v. Latsis has set a rule of thumb to help clarify. If you do not qualify for Jones Act benefits, you may be eligible under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. A Houston maritime personal injury attorney can help.

Rule of Thumb: A maritime worker who spends more than 30% of his working time on a vessel in navigation may be considered a “seaman” under the Jones Act.

Maritime law has been interpreted in several ways, and while this is the general rule, it is not always the fact. The experienced Houston maritime personal injury attorneys at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law are here for you—call 1 (800) 444-5000 or fill out a free initial consultation form now.

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