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July 2018 Archives

Got carpal tunnel? Try these!

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. 

These injuries are more common among commercial fishermen

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.

Can a suicide attempt be part of a workers' compensation claim?

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?

What are maritime workers entitled to after an injury?

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.

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