Jones Act Seamen can sue their employer for work-related injuries caused by the employer’s negligence. Qualifying as a Jones Act Seaman can greatly increase your rights to recovery of damages for an injury related to your maritime employment. To qualify as a seaman under the Jones act you must have a substantial connection to a vessel or a fleet in duration and nature, be employed on a vessel “in navigation” and contribute to the vessel’s function or mission. If you are in doubt, give us a call.