Maritime Law

5 Things You Should Know About the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
At one point in time, land-based maritime workers were not properly covered for work-related injuries. There was a grey area of shipbuilders, repairers, harbor construction workers, and more who found themselves in a Catch 22. Thankfully, along came 1927 and the introduction of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation ...
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What is the Jones Act and What Should a Lawyer Know About It?
Oceans cover 71% of the world’s surface area. And though the oceans aren’t inhabited as much as metropolitan areas like Houston, it’s not a lawless territory. We’re not talking about pirates scouring the high seas. We’re talking about the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, otherwise known as the Jones Act. ...
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What Is the Long Shore Act and When Does It Apply?
Workers’ compensation covers around 135 million people in the United States. But there are countless laws and addendum you don’t find out about until after you’re injured on the job. One of the trickiest laws to understand is the Longshore Act. If you work in the maritime industry, the ...
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What is Maritime Law and When Does It Apply to You?
Did you know that 2,629 boat injuries happened in the United States? These injuries only account for 2017. Were you a victim of one of these incidents? If so, what type of claim can you file? Is it a maritime or personal injury law? There’s a fine line between ...
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3 Things to Know About the Jones Act
For most people, if they get injured at work, they immediately assume they need to file a workers’ compensation claim; however, did you know that if you’re injured working at sea, you need to file under a completely different law? The Jones Act is a maritime law that regulates ...
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Maritime Injury Law Vs. Law of the Sea: Understanding the Difference
Did you know that 429 incidents happened at sea last year in the United States? These events include collisions, explosions, and injuries, among others. If you or a loved one works on the sea and land, you’ve to know the different injury laws. These laws weren’t created the same. ...
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Maritime Attorney: What They Do and Why You Need One
If you work on a ship, fishing boat, offshore oil rig or submarine and you get hurt in the course of your work, you may have a cause of action against your employer. The law of the sea is one of the legal profession’s oldest specialities, and its practice ...
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When Should I Hire A Maritime Injury Lawyer?
Have you or a loved one been injured in an offshore accident? Offshore jobs, such as those on oil rigs, natural gas platforms, and other locations can be very dangerous, and the risk of injury can be quite high. If and when you’re injured, you should seek the counsel ...
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