This comment provides an analysis of existing legislation governing recovery for injuries received by offshore workers and the manner in which these statutes are interpreted and applied by the courts. Part One will examine the various types of drilling rigs employed in the development of offshore resrouces. Parts Two and Three will enumerate the statutory bases of recovery and the development of criteria utilized by the courts in determining the applicability of the provisions of the Jones Act. Finally, Part Four will explore potential alternatives to existing legislation.
William W. Meier III,
Inherent Inequities in Affording Offshore Workers Jones Act Recoveries: A Plea for a Uniform Compensation Scheme,
5 Fordham Int'l L.J. 91
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol5/iss1/3