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Watercraft Injuries: Who’s Liable?

Posted in Recreational Wreckage on July 13, 2017

Liability and injuries on land are more common than watercraft injuries to the average person going about their daily lives. While we don’t wish for watercraft injuries on anyone, they do occur and it’s something we all understand can happen to just about any person. When they do occur, it is usually pretty easy for…

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Oil Rig Job Types and Risk Factors

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 18, 2015

Oil rig jobs are notoriously dangerous and deadly yet its still a popular career choice in Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, and across the country. Still, work on an oil rig is diverse, and each type of job comes with its own salary, duties, and risks. Some opportunities include: Roustabouts. Roustabouts are responsible for both…

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Deadliest Oil Rig Explosions in the U.S.

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 17, 2015

Oil rig explosions have become an unfortunate occurrence in the offshore drilling industry. Oil rig fires and explosions cause some of the most catastrophic injuries and environmental damage. Injuries from these incidents can cause total body burns, amputations, smoke inhalation injuries, and many times, death. Here is an outline of some of the most tragic…

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10 Biggest Offshore Drilling Companies in the U.S.

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 17, 2015

The offshore drilling market accounts for a huge amount of the world’s wealth. The opening of the U.S. Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico for offshore oil exploration will have significant effects on the United States. This development is expected to generate an additional $70 billion per year for the U.S. economy and create…

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Seaman vs Longshoreman: What is the Difference and How are they Protected?

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 16, 2015

To someone who has never heard the terms before, longshoreman and seaman may seem like two words for the same type of worker. In fact, they differ significantly in their duties, location of work, and the laws that protect them from injury. What Are Seamen? How Are They Protected? You are considered a seaman if…

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The Jones Act: What Is It, Why It Was Passed, and Who It Protects

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law on August 12, 2015

What Is the Jones Act? The Jones Act was first enacted at a federal level in 1920. It is, essentially, an act that allows people who work offshore to sue an employer after a work-related injury. Unlike the majority of people who work on land, seamen are not protected by worker’s compensation or other administrations….

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Most Common Offshore Injuries

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 10, 2015

Offshore injuries are some of the most significant and devastating types of workplace injuries. Many times, they lead to long-term severe injury or death. Working on an offshore vessel comes with its risks, as employees are exposed to unsafe work conditions, heavy and dangerous machinery, and fires. A five-year study by the U.S. Bureau of…

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The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law on August 5, 2015

The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) protects maritime employees that are not out at sea. The Jones Act was made to protect seamen and other employees on “navigable” vessels because they are not otherwise protected under injury law. The LHWCA extends similar rights to employees still considered maritime workers but are not on…

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How to File a Jones Act Claim

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law on August 1, 2015

The Jones Act was designed to protect commercial fisherman and other seamen in the event of an injury on the job. State workers’ compensation laws do not protect seamen, so this federal act was enacted in 1920 so seamen would have a way of collecting compensation for their injuries. Just like any other injury claim,…

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How to File a Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Claim

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law on July 31, 2015

The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Claim Act (LHWCA) protects maritime workers injured in onshore accidents. Unlike the Jones Act, the LHWCA protects employees that work on dry-docked ships and in shipyards. The LHWCA is similar to a traditional workers’ compensation claim because it covers medical expenses and offers disability benefits. However, LHWCA claims are…

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