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Business owners have many issues to attend to. Sometimes those issues include legal issues. No matter what type of business one owns, when facing litigation there is often much at stake. A wrong step could lead to loss of one’s business, lasting damage to goodwill that took years to develop, or to significant financial damages….

Seamen in the maritime industry have high-risk occupations. Large equipment, heavy loads, seaworthiness, and unfavorable conditions all factor in to create an increased risk of injury when working offshore.  The remoteness of many offshore work sites further adds to a scenario where offshore injuries can be more traumatic that similar injuries that occur onshore, as…

Claims for Insured Offshore Workers Under the Jones Act The Jones Act protects maritime workers and ensures that they are able to receive fair compensation for work-related injuries. According to the Transportation Institute, The Jones Act is part of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 and is named for its sponsor, Senator Wesley R. Jones…

Withdrawal of Recent Jones Act Decision Leaves Maritime Workers in Limbo Congress intended for the Jones Act to give extra protection to maritime workers. One of the benefits for workers is that under the Jones Act they can file a negligence claim against the vessel owner, master/employer, or fellow crewmembers, as opposed to a workers’…

For parents of a newborn or infant, a child’s seizure can be one of the most terrifying things they can encounter. Some seizures can cause serious long-term injury or even death. Although some seizures may be related to fever or genetic issues, seizures can also result from birth injuries caused by the negligence of medical…

You have probably heard more than once you need to take pictures after a car accident. After “keep calm,” this is probably the most common car accident advice that you can get from experts. Just because everyone says it, does not take away from its importance. Taking pictures after a car accident can make all…

Working in the offshore oil industry can be an extremely dangerous occupation as there are a number of unavoidable hazards. Making matters worse is that not every employer takes their workers’ safety seriously. Fortunately, the Jones Act applies to the offshore oil and gas industry, giving injured workers the right to financial compensation when an…

Van Cleave Law is Happy to Announce the 2020 Striving For Justice Scholarship Award Our window for accepting applications for the Van Cleave Law 2020 “Striving For Justice Scholarship” has closed. We were impressed with the number of high quality applicants this year, and are thrilled with the number of students striving for justice in their communities. We asked each applicant to…

Many homeowners in Mississippi experienced serious damage and losses from Hurricane Zeta. A critical part of putting the pieces back together after a natural disaster is the ability to rely on your property insurance to cover your damages. Unfortunately, many insurance companies engage in unfair or bad faith practices that leave property owners without the…

Claims for Insured Offshore Workers Under the Jones Act The Jones Act protects maritime workers and ensures that they are able to receive fair compensation for work-related injuries. According to the Transportation Institute, The Jones Act is part of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 and is named for its sponsor, Senator Wesley R. Jones…

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