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Hurt in a diving accident? You deserve to be heard

You have been a commercial diver for around a year, and you were happy when you were signed onto a new project. You had heard good things about the company before, and you expected that the employer would be as reasonable and cautious as past employers had been.

Commercial fishing is a dangerous job and can lead to injuries

Fishermen are exposed to all kinds of hazards. When you are on the docks, onboard the ship or working at sea, you need to take steps to keep yourself safe. You know all about personal protective equipment and ways to keep yourself and others safe, but that may not always be enough.

Hurt on the dock? Understand your rights as a maritime worker

You were heading out on the dock to help unload a ship that had just come in. While on your way there, you felt the dock suddenly give away. It was a horrible situation, and you ended up underwater. Someone was able to get you out, but you were submerged for some time. You are still recovering in the hospital now, but you're frustrated that the dock wasn't maintained appropriately. Your injuries could have been avoided.

What can you do to prevent accidents on a barge?

Working on a barge has been something you have really enjoyed, but recently you've been noticing more and more people getting hurt. Working on a barge has always been dangerous, but with your latest batch of coworkers, there has already been a crushing injury, a herniated disc and injuries to one person's hands.

Preventing maritime injuries takes vigilance

Working on the deck of a seafaring vessel provides a unique workspace. You can see the beauty of the open water while you work. However, you have to remain acutely aware of the dangers you face. Seamen face the possibility of catastrophic injuries or even death each time they're on a vessel.

How near-drowning incidents can result in brain damage

Whether you work on a fishing vessel, captain a charter recreational ship or service offshore oil rigs, your frequent exposure to open water can leave you at risk of a drowning incident. Drowning or near-drowning can occur in a variety of circumstances and can have lasting medical consequences for the victim.

Seek legal representation for maritime accidents

If you are an ablebodied seaman or other maritme worker, if you get injured on the job, you could face months out of work. That's if you are able to return to work at all. The injuries that you suffer could render you unable to ever hold a job in this physically grueling industry again.

What type of workers travel on cruise ships?

If you're interested in learning about cruise ship jobs -- and the risks that come with them -- you should know that these jobs can vary tremendously. A cruise ship is a floating city. The staff it takes to keep it running smoothly for the guests is enormous.

Keeping an eye on dangerous weather at sea

These days, weather forecasting is generally pretty good. It's far better than it was for previous generations of sailors and maritime workers. However, it is not perfect. Weather changes often happen quickly and unexpectedly at sea. These can be very dangerous and can even lead to fatal accidents.

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