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Don't Worry About These 3 Things After Lobster Boat Injury

You are worried about managing your pain and your long term recovery, and rightly so. Your lobster boat entanglement accident has left you badly hurt. While you may have no choice but to worry about your physical recovery, there are things that you just shouldn't have to worry about after your work on a commercial lobster boat leaves you injured.

Don't Worry About These 3 Things After Lobster Boat Injury

You are worried about managing your pain and your long term recovery, and rightly so. Your lobster boat entanglement accident has left you badly hurt. While you may have no choice but to worry about your physical recovery, there are things that you just shouldn't have to worry about after your work on a commercial lobster boat leaves you injured.

Flags of Convenience for Shipowners

Interesting article in the NY Times about a method of ship registration called "flags of convenience," and how ship owners get away with criminal behavior. It talks about how this registry came about and what should be done. The NY Times article states:"Many state registries lack the capacity or will to monitor the safety and working conditions on ships, or to investigate accidents. Instead, ship safety certificates are given out by private classification societies. Owners are allowed to choose which society they want - and the worst predictably choose the least demanding. This self-policing has been compared to registering a car in Bali so you can drive it in Australia with faulty" 

Nightmare Construction Accident at NYC Dream Hotel

CBS News reports that a serious construction accident occurred outside the Dream Hotel at around 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon April 2, 2014. According to reports of the accident, a New York City construction worker was on scaffolding outside the Midtown hotel located at 210 W 55 th Street near Broadway when the accident occurred.

Are You Ready to Work Again After a NJ Construction Accident?

Part of you is more than ready to get back to the Morristown construction site where you were injured. You want to return to work. You want to feel useful, and you want to collect a paycheck. However, it is important that you don't go back too soon because you could possibly jeopardize your own recovery.

Metro North Worker Dies in Manhattan Railroad Accident

James Romansoff, 58, was reportedly part of a weekend crew that was restoring electricity to train tracks in the early hours of Monday, March 10, 2014. Mr. Romonasoff was a third railman for Metro North; he specialized in the electrical system that provides power to the railroad.

NTSB Issues Recommendations After Deadly Metro North Accident

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued safety recommendations to Metro North Railroad. The recommendations come in response to last December's deadly train derailment in the Bronx that reportedly killed four people and injured dozens of others.

5 Dangers of Aerial Lifts for Bronx Construction Workers

Without an aerial lift it would be difficult, if not impossible, to do your job. You simply wouldn't be able to reach parts of your Bronx construction project. The good news is that aerial lift accidents do not make up the majority of Bronx construction accident injuries or fatalities; the bad news is that aerial lifts can be dangerous and are often the cause of some construction injuries and fatalities in the United States each year. Accordingly, it is important to be aware of the five major risks you face while on an aerial lift.

Fighting To Protect What Matters Most

You are not the only one who suffers after a serious accident. Crushing medical bills and lost wages can be devastating to your family for years.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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