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Injury on a Ship at Sea

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Accidents can happen anywhere, even on ships on the sea. But in these cases, who is liable for your injuries? Keep reading to learn what the law says about injuries...
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Injured in International Waters?

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Workers in international waters might feel unprotected in case of an accident, but that is not necessarily the case. This guide looks at the legal intricacies of international waters and...
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What is the Jones Act?

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With extensive coasts on the Gulf of Mexico, it is no surprise that both Louisiana and Texas have an extensive offshore workforce. However, what happens when these seafarers get injured?...
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What Is a Jones Act Vessel?

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If you were injured while working on a boat or similar vessel, you may recover compensation for your injuries under the Jones Act. However, there are strict requirements you must...
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What happened at the Deepwater Horizon?

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 caused 134 million gallons of oil to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and injuring 17 more. It had devastating ecological...
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Prone-to-Injury Maritime Jobs?

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As a maritime worker, you're exposed to more occupational risks than the average U.S. worker. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers in the maritime...
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What Are the Most Common Accidents in the Maritime Industry?

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Maritime workers labor under difficult and dangerous working conditions, putting them at increased risk for severe injuries and death. The perfect storm for occupational accidents is the need to handle...
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Does maritime law apply to oil and gas employees?

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Yes, maritime law applies to some oil and gas employees. If you spend a decent amount of time on a vessel that moves, it applies. There are also some special...

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