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Maritime Law

Common Mistakes in a Maritime Injury Case

22.12.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law

Many thousands of Houston-area residents work in a maritime industry such as cargo shipping, dredging, oil or chemical handling, or cruise ship tourism. These industries provide essential services to our society, workers can be required to spend a lot of time away from home, and…

What is a Jones Act Vessel?

13.12.2017 in Maritime Law

Are you wondering whether the Jones Act applies to you? Relief under the Jones Act is only available to sailors who are injured on vessels operating on navigable waters. Thus, the definition of what constitutes a vessel under this law is very important. The Jones…

Are Dock Workers Covered by the Jones Act?

11.12.2017 in Maritime Law

The Jones Act, also referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, applies to seamen in service of a vessel that operates in navigable waters. This means that people employed as land-based maritime workers – such as dock and harbor workers – do not…