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Tips for Staying Safe as a Commercial Fisherman

Commercial fishermen have a fatality rate that is nearly 30 times higher than the national average, making commercial fishing one of the most dangerous professions in the country. And for those commercial fishermen who survive commercial fishing accidents, many are left permanently disabled and unable to work. Luckily, however, there are steps commercial fishermen can […]

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Is Carpal Tunnel Considered a Maritime Injury?

Commercial fishing is a dangerous profession. Choppy waters, inclement weather, and long hours are just a few of the hazards that commercial fishermen must deal with while on the job. And although it is common knowledge that maritime industry workers are prone to injuries, what many people don’t know is that carpal tunnel is one […]

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sick woman on a cruise ship.

Can I Sue if I Get Sick on a Cruise Ship?

People get sick on cruises all the time. From common colds to serious illnesses, cruises can be breeding grounds for sickness. While some sicknesses are unpreventable, others are within the cruise ship’s control. When a cruise ship fails to take steps to prevent certain illnesses, infected passengers may be entitled to sue. Below is an […]

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Staying Safe on the Water in Louisiana

The warm summer and fall months are a great time to enjoy Louisiana’s various waterways. Whether boating, swimming, kayaking, or just relaxing on the beach, Louisiana’s rivers, lakes, and beaches have much to offer. However, when you’re in or near a body of water, you should always keep safety in mind. Below are some tips […]

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Cruise Ship Liability for Falls Overboard

Cruises are a popular vacation choice for people all over the U.S. They offer passengers great food and drinks, excellent entertainment, wonderful accommodations, and a chance to travel the world. However, cruises are not without their dangers. Every year, passengers are injured or killed following falls from cruise ships. Below is an overview of when […]

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The Dangers of Container Ships

Container ships are responsible for transporting the majority of the world’s goods. Thousands of container ships are on the ocean daily, and they provide work for hundreds of thousands of maritime workers. Unfortunately, however, they are also quite dangerous, and they claim the lives of thousands of people each year. Specifically, approximately 2000 people lose […]

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An Overview of Maritime Law

Maritime law is a body of law that governs most legal issues involving navigable bodies of water. In addition to traditional notions of maritime law such as cabotage, insurance, and cargo claims, maritime law also applies to accidents bearing a significant relationship to a traditional maritime activity involving ships, vessels, and even aircraft. The Gulf […]

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