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Offshore Oil Rig Explosions and How They Affect Workers

Working on an offshore oil rig is extremely dangerous. Even if you carefully follow all health and safety procedures, something could go wrong and cause an explosion or other problem that puts you at risk of suffering a serious injury, like brain damage… Read More

What do You Need to Know About the Death on the High Seas Act?

The Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA) provides a legal remedy to family members when a loved one dies on a ship due to its unseaworthiness or his or her employer’s negligence. The law allows you to file a lawsuit to attempt to recover compensation for… Read More

What You Need to Know About Offshore Injuries

Working offshore is one of the most dangerous kinds of employment in the world. One of the most notable examples that shows the dangers of working offshore is the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The explosion… Read More

Differences Between Jones Act and Workers' Compensation Claims

Both the Jones Act and workers' compensation provide compensation to employees who suffer injuries on the job, but that is where most of the similarities end. The main differences between these types of claims are explained below, including the types… Read More

Seamen Injuries Eligible For Workers Compensation

Federal and state laws on workers' compensation do not apply to people who do at least 30 percent of their work on boats and other seafaring vessels. That is why The Jones Act was created. It is a federal law that allows seamen who were injured on the… Read More