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Working on the crew – or in any other capacity – in the maritime industry is dangerous, to begin with, but being exposed to toxic chemicals, fumes, and/or paints in the course of your work is one danger many may not have taken into consideration. The Federal Maritime Law is in place to help ensure…

Thousands of employees are injured every year aboard boats, barges, and other vessels at sea. The men and women who are injured while working on vessels anchored or navigating in the waters adjacent to the United States must understand that their injuries fall under a unique set of laws. Maritime law, not workers’ compensation law,…

Being injured by someone else’s negligence leaves accident victims in a challenging position. Victims often need expensive medical treatment, while facing lost income from being unable to work – all of which help make obtaining full and fair compensation that addresses the full range of losses very important. If the negligent party’s insurance company chooses…

The aftermath of a car accident can be an extremely anxious and confusing time. Between getting the car fixed, dealing with any personal injuries, and trying to navigate the insurance claims process, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This is particularly true when it comes to choosing a Biloxi car accident lawyer. A Google search for…

On April 19, 2021, the Coast Guard called off its search for the eight remaining crew members of a commercial seacraft. After capsizing off the Louisiana coast on April 13, 2021, in high winds and high seas, the 175-foot Seacor Power had crews from several agencies and Good Samaritans searching to recover its 19 seamen….

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…

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…

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