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Most Dangerous Maritime Jobs and Their Risks

Louisiana is one of the most dangerous states in the country to work. This is due in large part to the state’s multiple waterways. Louisiana’s waterways provide maritime jobs to countless employees in the state, and the maritime industry is notoriously dangerous. In this article, we discuss the most dangerous maritime jobs.   What Makes Maritime […]

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Mistakes to Avoid After a Maritime Injury

Maritime industry employees are surrounded by workplace hazards. As a result, serious injuries are a common occurrence for those who work in the maritime industry. Given the dangerous nature of many maritime jobs, even the most careful employees are likely to face injury at some point in their careers. Therefore, if you are a maritime […]

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The Dangers of Commercial Fishing

Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. In fact, commercial fishermen have a fatality rate that is approximately 30 times higher than the national average. Commercial fishermen who survive commercial fishing accidents are often left permanently disabled. In this article, we examine the dangers of commercial fishing.  Statistics About the […]

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maritime law

Maritime Law Basics

If you live near the Gulf of Mexico, you’ve probably heard the terms “maritime law” or “admiralty law.” Most people understand, at a minimum, that maritime law, also known as admiralty law, has to do with the laws of the water. Of course, as you can probably imagine, maritime law is much more complicated than […]

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What Is a Drydock Accident?

Drydock accidents are extremely common in Louisiana. Unfortunately, these types of accidents can cause devastating injuries. In fact, drydock accidents can be just as dangerous as accidents that take place at sea. Drydocks, which are narrow basins or vessels that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, are used for the […]

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Common Causes of Recreational Boating Accidents

Boating is a great hobby, and there are a lot of excellent places to boat around the state of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. However, recreational boating can also be dangerous. In fact, boating is more dangerous than driving a car. Therefore, it’s important to always keep safety in mind when enjoying Louisiana’s waterways. […]

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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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