Jones Act vs. Longshore Act: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
Workers compensation seems simple enough. If you’ve suffered an injury while working, you’re entitled to damages if the accident was a result of your employer’s negligence.  It’s standard stuff.  But what if you work on or around a body of water or on a ship or vessel? Then maritime ...
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Everything You Will Need to Know About the Federal Tort Claims Act
Imagine you get hurt because a federal employee did something wrong, but you don’t know what you can do about it. They are employed by the government, so who do you even report to? The Federal Tort Claims Act was passed in 1946 to allow the federal government to ...
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What does a Lump Sum Settlement Mean for You?
You may be entitled to a lump sum settlement in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  During the course of your defense base act process, you may be wondering whether to settle your claim for a lump sum settlement or to continue receiving payments from the insurance carrier. Before ...
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