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The statute of limitations for Jones Act claims

| Jun 24, 2020 | Maritime Law |

Those injured in maritime accidents have many different issues to consider, and if you were recently hurt while working on the water you likely have physical pain, financial concerns or even mental trauma. In order to address these hardships, especially those which are financial in nature, it is smart to examine the possibility of receiving benefits through the Jones Act. However, it is crucial to realize that there are time limits in place with regard to filing a claim.

Our law firm realizes that filing a claim is often tough for injured maritime workers. Finding the time and energy to move forward with a case is often challenging, but people need to pursue resources that are available.

Time limits

If you were injured in a maritime accident, it is smart to pursue your claim swiftly if you believe that you are eligible for benefits under the Jones Act. For starters, maritime workers have three years to file a claim after an accident occurs or the date when a job-related illness or injury became evident. If you wait for longer than three years, you run the risk of missing out on the benefits that you desperately need. Moreover, it is smart to pursue benefits promptly because of the various financial difficulties you are likely dealing with (hospital expenses, lost wages and so on).

Filing a claim

Unfortunately, some people do not realize that they have to pursue benefits within a certain time period. Make sure you file a claim swiftly if you are likely eligible to receive benefits and review our site to read more about this topic.