Seamen take on a high risk of injury compared to workers in many other industries. Hazards specific to the job create certain common types of accidents among maritime workers. There are always opportunities, however, to improve safety for the crew.
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Yes, a seaman may be entitled to recover damages if he is injured in a maritime accident. The Jones Act specifically allows for a seaman to recover for injuries suffered during the course of his employment while at sea. The family of a seaman who is killed while he is employed at sea may also be eligible to file a wrongful death suit under the Jones Act. Whether the injured party is able to recover will depend upon the actions of the people who control the ship and the circumstances of the case.