Have you know somebody from your neighborhood, your relatives, or anybody you might know working as a maritime employee? Are you aware what were the risk they were accounted upon having a job from the continuously growing maritime industry?
Being a maritime employee you must posses courage and determination towards the work in a maritime industry. If you were weak, then your would likely surrender and end up listed in the line of unemployed. In today’s generation, job was very essential because this was the primary source of income in a family, the earnings that would sustain the needs of the family and your dependents.
My father was a maritime employee for almost 15 years now, because of his job from the said industry he was able to sustain the needs of family and sent us to school. Through those long period of time he had gone through several risky projects and situation while he was on his duty. There were times that he suffered from personal injury as well, we were just thankful that he had recover and it was not a critical type of injury and he was able to get back to work again. Maritime industry was one of the biggest industry and rapidly growing due to the high demands of the production and services from them, the high demands would be the answer to the needs of the society not only from US territories as but as well as to the pacific countries as well.
Because of the risk every maritime employee were facing, through Senator Wesley L. Jones of Washington, the Merchant Act of 1020 came to life. Stating the privileges and the claims of a maritime employee was actually stated on the Section 27 of the Merchant Act of 1920. The said law was quit complex and with the expertise of a Jones Act attorney it could be explained and be detailed from bit to another bits for the awareness and full understanding of the maritime employees . Jones Act attorney focuses on the maritime cases especially if it involve the Jones Act law.