Maritime Employers Liability Insurance.

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Aug 282015

Maritime Employers Liability Insurance Available Throughout the United States.

Maritime Employers Liability InsuranceWhen you need Maritime Employers Liability Insurance Duncan and Associates Insurance Brokers can help you find the coverage you need throughout the United States.

Call 800-228-8291 and speak to one of our specialist or click Maritime Employers Liability Insurance Quotes to submit your information to us online.

What Is Maritime Employers Liability Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Workers compensation insurance is the law in all 50 states. Workers compensation insurance protects employees from work related accidents, injuries, and illness. However state workers compensation insurance will not provide benefit to those classified as seamen.

Your Shellfish Farm may fall under the authority of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 and because of this, it is necessary to consider purchasing Jones Act Insurance Protection. 

The Jones Act Explained.

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (P.L. 66-261) also referred to as the Jones Act was established to allow injured sailors to make claims and collect funds for transportation, unearned wages, maintenance and cure and burial expenses due to bodily injury by accident, by disease, including wrongful death at any time resulting therefrom, sustained by any of your employees arising out of and in the course of their employment.

You can click on the Jones Act for more details about the intent and purpose of the law.

How Work Related Injuries Can Harm Your Business.

As a business it is your duty and obligation, according to the law, to provide a safe working environment for employees.

It is likely that you take every safety precaution possible, however work-related accidents or illnesses may arise leaving you as the employer legally responsible to provide compensation to your injured or sick employee.

Maritime employers liability insurance provides coverage for work related injuries or illness that your business could be found to be legally liable.

Without such coverage your business can be subject to significant out of pocket expenses and attorney fees defending against costly lawsuits.

Such coverage should be purchased to protect your business.

To speak with one of our licensed agents to make inquiries about quotes and coverage terms please call 800-228-8291 or click on Jones Act Insurance.

We offer Jones Act Insurance throughout the United States.

As a licensed broker we can help you find the coverage necessary to protect your business.

Coverage is available in the following states:

  • Maritime Employers Liability Insurance Washington
  • Maritime Employers Liability Insurance Oregon
  • Maritime Employers Liability Insurance California
  • Maritime Employers Liability Insurance Texas
  • Maritime Employers Liability Insurance Hawaii