Understanding your rights as a Tennessee maritime worker is a significant step in protecting these rights in the event of an injury suffered during the commission of your job duties. The Jones Act is a federal law that protects the interests of maritime workers, and it is beneficial for you to understand what this law means for you and the specific protections it provides.
In the wake of the tragic downing of cargo ship El Faro on October 1, 2015, the widow of a crew member now looks for new safety measures. The El Faro went down as it carried cargo from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The catastrophic event took the lives of 33 aboard the ship, including Frank Hamm, the husband of Rochelle Hamm.