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Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control, the number of employees in the oil and gas extraction industries who were killed in work-related accidents rose by 27.6 percent between 2003 and 2013; these work-related accidents resulted in a total of 1,189 worker deaths. Just like workers in other fields, individuals who do work involving offshore drilling and other maritime professions have specific legal rights if they sustained an injury as a result of their job. Individuals who work at sea may actually have access to greater legal benefits than those that are available through standard workers’ compensation claims thanks to the Jones Act.