A seaman injured in the course of employment or, if the seaman dies from the injury, the personal representative of the seaman may elect to bring a civil action at law, with the right of trial by jury, against the employer. Laws of the United States regulating recovery for personal injury to, or death of, a railway employee apply to an action under this section.
46 U.S.C. § 30104
Pub. L. 109-3042006; Pub. L. 110-1812008.
|HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES|
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|30104(a)||46 App.:688(a) (1st sentence).||Mar. 4, 1915, ch. 153, §20(a), 38 Stat. 1185; June 5, 1920, ch. 250, §33, 41 Stat. 1007; Pub. L. 97-389, title V, §503(a)(1), Dec. 29, 1982, 96 Stat. 1955.|
|30104(b)||46 App.:688(a) (last sentence).|
AMENDMENTS 2008-Pub. L. 110-181 struck out subsec. (a) designation and heading before "A seaman injured" and struck out heading and text of subsec. (b). Text read as follows: "An action under this section shall be brought in the judicial district in which the employer resides or the employer's principal office is located."
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2008 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 110-1812008, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective as if included in the enactment of Public Law 109-304."