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When To Contact A DBA Attorney

Written by Abe on . Posted in Maritime attorney, Maritime lawyers

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The Longshore harbor workers compensation Act (LHWCA) provides protection to approximately 500,000 workers who are injured or contract occupational diseases occurring on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas. Section 27 of this act, also known as the Jones Act, deals with cabotage (i.e., coastal shipping) and requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S. flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. This portion of the act specifically deals with maritime claims