The Jones Act is a maritime law intended to provide benefits to seamen injured while working on a boat or ship. It recognizes the special risks taken by sailors, thereby protecting them from fellow workers or shipmasters that are unreasonably careless or negligent. Injured workers can also file Maritime Jones Act claims and lawsuits against the owners of the ship. Claims and demands filed under the Jones Act can be very complex at times potentially lengthening the time it takes to bring a case to resolution. Funding from Bridgeview allows you the time needed to fight for a fair settlement while providing you with the capital needed for your living and other expenses.