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The allure of a rewarding career with competitive pay has drawn many Americans to the maritime industry. Discussions of the maritime field often gloss over workplace dangers. While all work environments present some level of risk, maritime jobs routinely rank as some of the most dangerous ways to earn a paycheck. Large equipment and unpredictable weather don’t mix, and hazardous conditions can cause serious injury or even death.
If you or a family member works as a seaman in a maritime occupation, take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the dangers of offshore work. Injuries are common, and there are laws in place to ensure your right to medical and financial recovery if you are hurt.
Table Of Contents:
1. Dangers of Maritime Work – Injuries are common, and there are laws in place to ensure your right to medical and financial recovery if you are hurt.
2. Maritime Laws and Governance – Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA), Unseaworthy Vessel Doctrine, Jones Act, Maintenance and Cure, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA).
3. Types of Maritime Accidents and Causes – Maritime employees have very specific and sometimes highly technical jobs. Staying safe is often challenging due to harsh working conditions.
4. Common Offshore Injuries – Given the isolation of maritime work and the potential owner-operator negligence, the risk of injury can skyrocket.
5. Prevention of Offshore Accidents – Preperation and training.
6. How Maritime Attorneys Can Help – We strive to make it easier for our clients to focus on getting healthy and/or putting their life back together.
7. About The Lambert Firm – The Lambert Firm has a thirty-plus year history of professional excellence and trial experience and consistently receives some of the highest ratings available.Section Close DIV