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Shipwright Can't Get Comp Benefits Plus Jones Act Recovery for Same Accident

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 226 | 0 | 74 min read

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a worker is not entitled to benefits under both the Jones Act and the state Workers’ Compensation Act, and that the carrier who paid Jones Act benefits is not entitled to subrogation from the employer. Case: Arlet v. WCAB (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), No. 1722 C.D. 2018, 07/29/2020, published. Facts: Richard Arlet worked as a shipwright for Flagship Niagara League maintaining the Brig Niagara. The Acadia Insurance Co. issued a commercial hull policy to Flagship. The policy provided coverage for damages incurred by and damages caused ...

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