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November 2019 Archives

Admiralty law is not connected to lawsuits for punitive damages

Working on the water may not be riskier to life and limb than logging or trucking, but it comes with unique challenges that require a certain firmness from workers who choose it. And these special challenges have convinced governments to afford maritime crews and laborers special protections so they can do their jobs.

Workers may wonder if the Jones Act applies or not

A life at sea is a complicated thing. Some people get caught up in maritime work after a chance job or two lead to a career, and some people feel a natural calling to the water. People who want to work at sea almost always have options, but security is something that never really exists in an absolute form.

Liftboat accident caused workplace injuries

Liability may be complicated in a motor vehicle accident, but jurisdiction is usually clear. The court in the parish where an accident happened can rule on any criminal act or civil liability connected to a collision. But where do we turn if an accident occurs on the water?

Consider the 3 possible sources of help after a work injury

Service on the water has always come with risks, from dealing with unusual equipment to getting washed overboard. That does not stop dedicated workers from keeping shipping, fishing and resource extraction operations running to fuel and feed the country. And the federal government has taken steps to help the people who get this vital work done.

Four dangers in the commercial fishing industry

As a commercial fisherman, you spend days and even weeks at sea to earn a living. You’re at the mercy of the elements and the dangers of working on a commercial fishing boat. You don’t have to be told that fishermen face hazards that can lead to severe injuries and even death.

Different courts rule on different types of cases

A life on the water is not an easy one. Everyone from the captain of a vessel to the deckhands face risks that no landlubber would see or even understand, and caution combined with experience can easily save lives on the sea, the river or other bodies of water hosting American trade.

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