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High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury


Dredge Workers Face Serious Risks of Neck Injuries

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law, High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on July 6, 2019

Working on a dredger can be a dangerous job. With little room for error, an unexpected dredging accident can leave you reeling in pain. While severe lacerations or broken bones are undoubtedly painful, a neck injury can be absolutely life-changing. A neck injury can be devastating, and depending on its severity, can lead to permanent…

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Brain and Head Offshore Injuries

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on October 18, 2018

Working offshore as a seaman can be a very lucrative career. But just as it is profitable, it is also very dangerous. Brain and head injuries are some of the most horrific injuries a seaman can suffer. They happen often in the maritime industry, and while some accidents are unavoidable, many others would have never…

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Common Injuries Commercial Fishermen Face and What They Can Do After an Accident

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law, High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on October 2, 2018

Working as an offshore fisherman is not easy and comes with risks that are not found in the average job. These risks greatly increase when employers are negligent or fail to provide adequate working conditions for their laborers. The Houston maritime lawyers at Lapeze & Johns understand these difficulties and care for your well-being. We…

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Two Offshore Workers Suffer Fractures, One Other Worker Dies in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury, News and Events on August 25, 2018

The Incident On June 27, 2018, two offshore workers suffered severe injuries while another was was pronounced dead after an offshore accident occurred on the Arenque Oil Platform, 30 kilometers out from Mexico’s Gulf Coast near Tamaulipas. Assistance was provided by the Mexican Red Cross at the dock of the Commsa Company near Ciudad Madero….

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Rig Worker Struck on Head Brings Major Lawsuit Against Trio of Oil Companies

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 24, 2018

There is no doubt that the oil and gas industry is a serious money-making business, and one that projects to continue to expand. This July saw the production of crude oil in the US pass 11 million barrels per day, setting a new national record. While the potential for the economy is intriguing, to say…

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The Top Five Causes of Offshore Oil Rig Accidents

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 22, 2018

The offshore oil and gas industry brings in a lot of money and employment opportunities for the United States. Although the industry creates many jobs for workers along the Gulf Coast and throughout Texas, the hazardous nature of the maritime industry can result in severe injuries or even death. Offshore work on oil rigs, gas…

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What You Should Know About Ferry Accidents & Injuries

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 14, 2018

There are many forms of public transportation for people looking to save time, money, or who just want to avoid driving. While most people will think of buses, taxis, or even railway, for those of us living along the Gulf Coast or near large bodies of water, ferries are another option. Ferries – whether used…

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MRSA: The Bacterial Infection that Can Kill Maritime Workers

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 3, 2018

The nature of offshore careers makes maritime workers susceptible to many health and injury risks. Maritime workers can suffer from serious wounds that can become susceptible to deadly infections. The Houston maritime lawyers at Lapeze & Johns want you to know how important it is to be aware of the possible injuries you may face…

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What Maritime Workers Should Know About Mooring Line Accidents

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on July 20, 2018

Maritime workers perform some of the toughest and most dangerous jobs in the world. Because of the type of machinery used aboard maritime vessels, safety precautions and measures are of the utmost importance to workers. Some of the most severe accidents occur as a result of mooring line accidents. Because of the immense amount of…

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Fire Safety on Shipyards and Ships: What Employers Must Offer

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury, Shipyard on July 17, 2018

Workers that are assigned as fire watch workers are the first ones to protect other workers and themselves from disaster while doing “hot work”. Hot work is anything that involves welding, burning, riveting, grinding, or the use of a tool that produces a fire or sparks. Our Houston maritime lawyers at Lapeze & Johns are…

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What to Know About Winch Injuries and Entanglement

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law, High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on June 23, 2018

Commercial fishing vessels are among the most dangerous workplaces in the U.S. In fact, the CDC reports that workers in the commercial fishing industry have a mortality rate that is 35 percent higher than that of all other workers in the United States. Unpredictable weather, powerful machinery, heavy loads, exposure to the elements, and distance…

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Unseaworthiness Vessels and What It Means to Maritime Workers

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on May 14, 2018

In this modern era, sea vessels should be safer than ever. Advanced technology has innovated the materials and design of vessels to ensure their maximum safety. Owners of these vessels must ensure that their ships are seaworthy by maintaining them according to safety standards. When vessels are compromised and pose a danger to the maritime…

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Serious Dangers When Out at Sea: Maritime Workers Face Potential Exposure to Toxic Chemicals and Injuries

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on May 6, 2018

While maritime work can be appealing because it offers steady employment and solid pay, it can also be a very hazardous occupation. Many maritime workers are exposed to highly toxic chemicals that can have long-term effects on their health, increase the risk for certain diseases, and even cause death. Although there are laws in place…

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Offshore Oil Rig Injuries: Rules, Regulations, & Common Injuries

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on April 1, 2018

Working on an offshore oil rig can be an exciting – and financially rewarding – career but it is also a very dangerous vocation. The important work done on oil rigs is often complicated by weather. Stormy seas and high winds pose extreme danger to workers on an offshore oil rig, so injuries and accidents…

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What You Should Know Regarding Winter Safety As A Maritime Worker

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on January 19, 2018

It’s no secret that maritime occupations aren’t for the faint of heart. These jobs demand respect and caution. One wrong step could mean death. These conditions are made worse when winter comes along. With over 20 years of experience, our Gulf Coast maritime lawyers at Lapeze & Johns have seen their fair share of accidents…

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The Echoes of the Deepwater Horizon Incident & Its Effect on Maritime Law

Posted in Case Studies and Successes, High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on January 15, 2018

There are few things in life that can be as difficult as becoming involved in a maritime personal injury lawsuit. The Texas maritime lawyers at Lapeze & Johns have over 35 years of experience in maritime suits and personal injury, and we have learned that the complexity of this field of law requires the guidance…

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Know If You Have A Case For Your Offshore Injury

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on September 21, 2017

Offshore injuries are some of the most dangerous injury cases out there. With the threat of such accidents like rig explosions and boating incidents, understanding when your injury is considered an offshore injury for the company will help you immensely. Unfortunately, sometimes the process is muddled in law jargon, and is tough to traverse without…

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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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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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