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Waves and Ship Passenger Injury Claims

Category: Maritime Laws, Maritime Injury Claims

There are many types of ocean waves and some of them can cause massive injuries and even death.  Undersea earthquakes, coastal landslides and glacial calving (when a large chunk...

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Difference Between the Jones Act and the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Compensation Act

Category: Maritime Laws, Maritime Workers Compensation, United States

When you are based on shore but work under contractors that provide services offshore you are considered to be a Longshoreman. You may be assigned on a different ship during your trip out with each ship being owned by someone different. Because of this you cannot qualify for compensation...

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Tips on Finding and Hiring a Lawyer

Category: The Legal Process, US Legal System

Having to find a lawyer is stressful.  While major businesses and insurance companies may have a harem of corporate lawyers on retainer at all times, working people do not have that luxury.  Most...

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What Happens When You are Summoned to Appear for Jury Duty?

Category: The Legal Process, US Legal System

Next to serving in the military, performing jury duty is the most important civic responsibility of an American citizen. Our legal system is based on the right to a trial by jury. This is a right that is part...

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Hurt or Injured Offshore and Being Treated Unfairly by an Employer?

Category: Maritime Laws, Maritime Injury Claims, United States

The company that you have put so many years of service to has now turned their backs on you because you were injured while working. They may be denying that your injuries are severe, or they may be denying that the injury even happened.  They may even claim that your injuries...

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Arbitration of Jones Act Injury Claims

Category: Maritime Laws, Jones Act, United States

Arbitration is a legal proceeding where a private, hired lawyer decides your case instead of a jury or a judge.  Many Jones Act employers want offshore injury claims to go to arbitration because it can potentially limit a seaman’s recovery.  Federal law makes it illegal...

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Factors for a Successful Jones Act Offshore Injury Case

Category: Maritime Laws, Maritime Injury Claims

Many clients ask “will my Jones Act offshore injury case be successful?”   No lawyer telling the truth can ever promise a result.  All we can do is promise to try our best, use our experience and skill, and work hard to achieve the best possible result for a client.  As a lawyer...

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The Truth about Offshore Injury Claims

Category: Maritime Laws, Maritime Injury Claims, United States

If you work offshore and you receive an injury you will want a lawyer that can handle your case. You want to find a lawyer that is well experienced in maritime injuries. These cases are very complicated and that is why you need to seek...

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Legal Rights of an Injured Longshoreman

Category: Maritime Laws, Maritime Workers Compensation, United States

Workers who work to load and unload ships, especially cargo ships are called Longshoreman. They are also referred to as Harbor Workers. A longshoreman or harbor worker is any maritime employee who works in or around navigable waters, but is not a member of the crew...

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Do I Have to Give my Employer or Insurance Company a Recorded Statement?

Category: Maritime Laws, Maritime Injury Claims, United States

If you have suffered an injury that occurred while you were working at sea you may need to get legal representation in order to continue communicating with the company that you work for. In some cases the company will try to settle out of court but you should...

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