Offshore safety is incredibly important. Accidents happen fast in offshore environments. Thus, employers must maintain and keep a vessel in a reasonably safe condition. In fact, safety procedures and regulations are in place to keep workers safe. Particularly, The Jones Act, ensures employers provide seamen a safe place to work. This law has strict requirements. Indeed, almost any unsafe condition on a vessel can lead to liability, such as:
Maritime law covers individuals injured on or near water. For example, individuals injured on a rig, dock, or boat can be:
Maritime law includes:
Additional Sources: Occupational Health and Safety Administration
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