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The types of maritime injuries suffered in Louisiana

Working in the maritime industry can be very rewarding. It can also be extremely dangerous. You face the perils of working on the water on a daily basis. You are at the mercy of the sea most of the time. This can be incredibly stressful for not only you but also your entire family. What if you get injured working on the water? Here are some of the most common maritime injuries suffered by workers in Louisiana.

Hypothermia is a very common maritime accident, especially during the winter months. If you fall into the water and fail to get out in time, you could develop hypothermia. This can lead to very serious health issues, including the need to have a limb amputated if it suffers enough damage to the blood vessels.

Drowning is quite possibly the most common type of maritime injury. Even the most skilled and experienced of maritime workers can drown. Being on the water in severe weather can lead to drowning. Hitting your head and falling off the boat can lead to drowning. Getting stuck in a fishing net can lead to drowning.

Maritime workers are also susceptible to suffering repetitive use injuries. These workers are constantly lifting items, throwing rope, dragging nets and more. They will likely suffer some sort of repetitive injury to their arms or legs during their careers.

It's not uncommon for a maritime worker to suffer an injury due to a slip-and-fall accident on a dock or on the boat. Water is everywhere and most of the time it cannot be avoided. Slip-and-fall accidents are incredibly common.

Maritime accidents can be very tragic. They can inflict serious injuries and even cause death. You need to understand how dangerous your job is and prepare for the worst now in the event that it does happen to you in Louisiana.

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