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November 6, 2015

Causes and Types of Maritime Accidents

Working on a maritime vessel can be an extremely dangerous job. To help reduce the risk of injuries, ships are required to be “seaworthy,” which essentially […]
October 30, 2015

The Two Laws that Protect the Families of Maritime Workers Lost in El Faro Cargo Ship Accident

Family members of the victims who were lost at sea when the El Faro cargo ship disappeared during Hurricane Joaquin in late September 2015 have filed […]
October 24, 2015

The Difference Between Workers’ Compensation Insurance and the Jones Act

While each state in the U.S. is given the authority to write its own laws concerning workers’ compensation insurance, all states are required to offer workers’ […]
October 18, 2015

Lawsuit Filed in Case of El Faro

On September 29, 2015, the cargo ship El Faro set sail for the last time. Tragically, the ship was lost during a storm brought on by […]
October 10, 2015

U.S. Cargo Ship Sinks Near the Bahamas

It is rare for a large cargo ship to sink, but that is exactly what happened earlier this month, when the El Faro, a cargo supply […]
October 2, 2015

Recovering Damages After a Cruise Ship Sexual Assault or Rape

Unfortunately, the rape and sexual assault of cruise ship passengers or crew members is not that uncommon of an occurrence. In recent months alone, there have […]
September 25, 2015

Sailors & Seamen: Common Injuries and Compensation

Those who work at sea are at risk of a unique set of injuries. Because those who work at sea are often working in waters that […]
September 18, 2015

Recovering Compensation After Injury an as Oil Rig or Platform Worker

Living and working on an oilrig is both highly stressful and highly dangerous. In fact, oilrig workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the […]
September 11, 2015

Types of Injuries Covered Under the Jones Act

The Jones Act is an extension of the Federal Employer’s Liability Act. As such, the act allows those workers who have sustained certain injuries while at […]
September 4, 2015

Liability in a Cruise Ship Accident

While recovering compensation for injuries that happen on land is a relatively straightforward process, determining liability for a cruise ship accident and filing a claim is […]