Some Democratic senators in Washington, D.C., are reportedly concerned about how lax the federal government is being enforcing laws meant to protect offshore oil and gas workers from getting hurt.
On July 18 we talked about injuries that commercial fishermen typically suffer. One of these injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an inflammatory disorder that affects the hands and fingers.
As someone who works in the commercial fishing industry, you should be aware that there are hazards in your workplace. From falling overboard a ship to hurting your back while lifting heavy loads, you're exposed to many risks on the job.
If someone's injuries from a work-related accident are so severe and so painful that the victim ultimately feels compelled to take his or her own life, should the resulting injuries from the suicide attempt be part of the claim for workers' compensation?
Vessel owners are responsible for paying for the unearned wages, maintenance and cure relative to injuries that happen when a seaman is providing a service on the job. Injured parties who can show there was negligence or unseaworthiness on the part of the employer may also seek damages similarly to other types of personal injury victims.
It may seem that personal injury attorneys are all the same because their main mission, first and foremost, is to get compensation for their clients. In addition, all personal injury attorneys must do two things: