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November 2015 Archives

Providing Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act guidance

Many challenges can arise for a maritime worker when they are trying to get fair compensation for an injury they suffered in their work. One thing that can sometimes be difficult is determining what compensation laws apply in the situation. There are a variety of different rules and laws that touch on the topic of maritime injuries, with each having specific rules on when it applies.

Might current home construction materials up fire-related risks?

There are many things that have changed over the years when it comes to home construction. One are the main types of materials used in such construction. For example, in modern times, plywood and engineered particle boards have become increasingly common in home construction. What construction materials are used on a home can affect many things about a home, including the fire-related risks connected to it.

Illegal manning agencies accused of exposing sailors to great harm

Even in the best of circumstances, working aboard a ship can have its dangers. So, one would hope that, here in the United States and throughout the world, all companies involved in the maritime industry would stay away from conduct that could expose maritime workers to even greater risks of harm. All sailors deserve as safe and respectful of a workplace as possible.

NYC's 2015 construction injury total projected to be quite high

There is generally a lot of construction work going on here in New York City. One would hope construction sites in the city would be as injury-free as possible. Unfortunately though, accidents, such as falls from heights, sometimes occur at construction sites which leave workers with substantial injuries. And recent estimates indicate that this year was a particularly injury-heavy one when it comes to construction in the city.

Foreign Seaman Injured on Vessel

If you are a foreign seaman injured injured on a ship you may have a right to bring a maritime claim in the USA. You should contact a qualified lawyer in the USA who understands your rights.

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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