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On this week's episode of The Legal Difference, attorney Wes Gralapp continues his discussion about what to do if you're injured on the water. Last week, he covered The Jones Act, and this week he starts by explaining the statute of limitations on the act. Wes defines a "longshoreman," and the difference between that type of worker and a Jones Act "seaman." The distinction is important, as it may effect the type of compensation you are eligible for if you are hurt while working on the water. He also defines the type of work that falls under The Jones Act, and how Worker's Compensation may also come into play.