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Harbor workers are essential to the cargo transportation network in the US involving sea-going commerce. These workers face a number of on-the-job hazards...
In 2006, commercial fishing was the most dangerous job in the US, fishermen had an annual fatality rate that was 36 times higher than the average American worker.
Make your next cruise vacation the experience that you intend by understanding the potential risk of injury and what your recourse may be if you are injured on the ship.
Maritime Injury Laws & Resources
Offshore oil and gas work is dangerous. While that danger cannot be completely eradicated, it should be minimized. Employees should be able to recover damages if employer negligence leads to an injury or fatality.
Laws Regarding Longshore & Harbor Workers:
The Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act
The Defense Base Act of 1941
The Jones Act
The War Hazards Compensation Act
How are Claims Made Under the LHWCA?
LHWCA Claims Forms Explained
Department of Labor Resources on Longshore Claims
9 Fishermen Safely Rescued off the Coast of Southern California
published September 14th, 2010
Saturday afternoon, the fishing vessel Insight began taking on water approximately 30 miles south of Point Loma, California. There
Cooler Weather and Water is Dangerous for Commercial Fishermen
published September 8th, 2010
Summer may be over and while many recreational fishermen are putting away their gear and ending another fishing season,
Can Maritime Employers be Held Accountable for the Weather?
published September 7th, 2010
Adverse weather conditions are dangerous for maritime workers. Sometimes Mother Nature throws a true curve ball and it is