The Importance of Timely Filing a Claim in Any Limitation Action If a Worker is Injured in an Incident Involving a Vessel

Published by The Pellegrin Firm January 31, 2021

The Uniform Statute of Limitations for Maritime Torts establishes a three-year statute of limitations for claims arising from injury occurring on navigable waters. The Uniform Statute applies to actions under the Jones Act, as well as to claims by seamen for injuries based on unseaworthiness of a vessel and claims for any other party’s negligence arising under general maritime law. The statute is codified at 46 U.S.C.A. § 30106.