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Crews forced to evacuate tug after multiple fires

Multiple fires on a tug operating in United States waters just off the coast of Mississippi have led to the crew having to abandon ship this month. Another fire in May that took place on a tug named Uncle Robert occurred just off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana. The fire on Uncle Robert began in the engine room as the tug was moving barges full of scrap metal. This tug fire was a serious one.

Who can file a Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation claim?

If you work in a maritime profession, then you've likely heard of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). It's a federal law that protects those working on the United States' navigable waters in case they are seriously injured or die while building, repairing, unloading or loading vessels.

Can a seaman sue his employer?

You may have been working on your ship for almost 20 years. As with any job on the very unpredictable seas, sometimes it can be very dangerous. You have been taking the proper precautions, until one day those very rough seas caused something to fall on you and you are injured. What do you do?

Discuss your rights during a free consultation. There’s no fee unless we win.

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