Aug 14, 2018
John Allen, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s St. Louis office, sits down with the podcast to examine workers’ compensation issues presented in the maritime industry. John explains how three different workers’ compensation schemes can be applicable to maritime workers. Two of the schemes are provided under federal law (Jones Act and Longshore Act) while a third option is provided by each individual state’s workers’ compensation law. Due to this complex, overlapping framework, John discusses challenges in determining which scheme to apply and whether concurrent jurisdiction exists. John concludes by highlighting the importance of implementing a thorough investigation program and offers pointers for how insurers can navigate these perilous waters.