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Recent Posts in Maritime Category

  • Back Injuries in the Maritime Industry

    One of the most common types of injuries that occurs in maritime industries is the back injury. Maritime labor is frequently exhausting work, involving lots of heavy lifting, repetitive motions, and long hours. As a result, back injuries can sometimes develop quickly through a sudden accident, or over long periods, resulting in chronic, recurring pain. Back injuries can be some of the most ...
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  • Discrimination Against Maritime Employees

    Working in an offshore or maritime industry, such as oil or gas drilling, shipping, commercial fishing, and numerous others, carries significant risk. The regular offshore excursions these workers take makes an accident possible in numerous different ways, and in many cases these accidents can result in potentially devastating and life-impacting injuries. Because of this, companies with maritime ...
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  • The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Protecting the Rights of Offshore Workers

    The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act is what regulates the land under water off our coastlines. This act, implemented in 1953, designates all land lying seaward of state coastal waters for three miles as the “outer continental shelf,” and gives control of these lands to the Secretary of the Interior. This means the Department of the Interior has the power to grant leases on this land to those who ...
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  • Liability of a Negligent Ship Captain

    As an offshore worker, you work in an industry which poses many potential hazards. Your employer and ship captain should take proper precautions to protect you from accidents and injuries. If they fail to operate with reasonable care and you are hurt or injured in an accident, they may be at fault. In order to understand whether your ship captain was negligent, you must first understand the type ...
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  • Statute of Limitations for Maritime Law Cases

    As a ship worker or employee protected under the Jones Act, you have certain rights if you are injured. When you have been hurt in a maritime accident as a result of a negligent employer or third-party, you should consider filing a lawsuit. It is understandable that filing a lawsuit may not be the first thing on your mind after you have been hurt or lost a loved one. There is, however, a statute ...
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