What is my employer’s obligation under the Jones Act?
Your employer’s obligation under the Jones Act first of all is not to hurt you, but if they do then they have an additional obligation to make sure they take care of you. It’s called Maintenance and Cure. They’ve got to pay for all of your medical, and they’ve got to pay a daily sustenance rate to you; that’s called maintenance. Those are 2 of the things under the Jones Act that they must do for you.
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