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Houston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Houston Personal Injury Attorney Steven Lee P.C., frequently posts important information regarding rights for injured construction, refinery, longshoremen, seamen and maritime workers, as well as car and truck accident victims. We represent clients throughout Texas in Jefferson County, Montgomery County, Matagorda County, Liberty County and Wharton County. Check this webpage regularly to read our latest blogs.


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3/22/2019
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Offshore Drilling Equipment Injuries

Workers frequently use heavy machinery on offshore drilling sites. When this equipment is improperly used or maintained, serious injuries may result.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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2/22/2019
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Risks of Maritime Cyber Attacks

The prevalence of cyber attacks grows every year, and the maritime industry isn't immune to this threat. Cyber attacks can lead to serious vessel accidents.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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1/29/2019
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Worker Injuries Caused by Maritime Safety Equipment Failures

Maritime workers are entitled to work on safe vessels, and their employers must provide safety equipment that's properly installed and tested.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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1/28/2019
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Maritime Vessel Accidents Caused by Alcohol and Drug Use

Accidents caused by drug and alcohol use often result in devastating maritime injuries. Employers may be liable for injuries caused by employee substance use.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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12/28/2018
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Lifeboat Test Accidents and Maritime Worker Injuries

Ironically, while lifeboats are intended to save lives, lifeboat testing accidents sometimes result in serious injuries, and even the death of maritime workers.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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12/24/2018
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Maritime Worker Fatigue May Result in Serious Injuries

Maritime workers often face long, rough shifts that frequently result in fatigue. Chronic fatigue can cause health problems, and lead to serious accidents.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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11/27/2018
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Avoiding Mistakes When Pursuing a Maritime Injury Case

Injured maritime workers need an experienced attorney to help them avoid making expensive mistakes while pursuing compensation via a maritime injury case.

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11/26/2018
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Employer Surveillance of Workers After a Maritime Injury

Maritime employers routinely use surveillance video in hopes of recording suspicious employee activity. Surveillance is used to refute employee injury claims.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/28/2018
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Why Not Training Employees Causes Maritime Accidents

When maritime workers aren't trained properly, their actions may cause severe injury to themselves and others. Injured employees are covered by the Jones Act.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/13/2018
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Threat of Blacklisting Due to Maritime Worker Injuries

Hurt maritime workers are sometimes hesitant to report their injuries due to their fear of being blacklisted. An experienced attorney can protect their rights.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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7/18/2018
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Living With Amputations Caused by Maritime Accident Injuries

Maritime work is dangerous, and accidents sometimes result in amputations of fingers, hands, arms, legs, and feet. Amputations require many lifestyle changes.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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6/19/2018
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Preparing to Consult a Maritime Attorney for the First Time

Injured maritime workers need an experienced attorney to help them receive compensation, and victims must be prepared for the initial legal consultation.

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5/30/2018
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Common Causes of Injury to Workers on Dredging Vessels

Dredging vessels have high-pressure water systems, tubes, and vacuums that can cause serious injuries to workers when they aren’t properly used and maintained.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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5/29/2018
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Maritime Industry Crane and Cargo Accidents and Injuries

Cranes are necessary for cargo handling in the maritime industry, but they are inherently dangerous. Crane accidents can cause severe injuries and fatalities.

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5/25/2018
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Compensation for Qualifying Accidents Under the Jones Act

Maritime employers are obligated to provide seamen with a safe work environment. Employer negligence entitles these workers to compensation under the Jones Act.

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4/26/2018
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Offshore Petroleum and Ship Worker Hand and Finger Injuries

Offshore workers are frequently at risk of serious injury to their hands and fingers, particularly when they become entangled in machinery, burned, or crushed.

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4/23/2018
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Injuries to Seamen Caused by Vessel Collisions

When ships strike each other or stationary objects such as docks and bridges, the collision can leave victims with devastating injuries, or even lead to death.

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3/28/2018
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Report a Vessel as Unseaworthy

Ship owners must provide their employees with a seaworthy vessel. Seamen have the right to report safety concerns, and they cannot be punished for doing so.

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2/27/2018
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Maritime Worker Ammonia Exposure

Refrigeration units are used on fishing vessels and at port facilities to keep harvests cold. Cooled by ammonia, these units can be hazardous when leaks occur.

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2/23/2018
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Dock Workers and Heavy Machinery Injuries

Heavy machinery injuries are frequently serious. Dock workers injured on the job can receive benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

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12/19/2017
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How Storm Destruction in 2017 Led to Jones Act Suspension

Recent hurricane damage led to a temporary waiver of the Jones Act in an effort to help storm victims receive emergency supplies, sparking debate about the law.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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12/15/2017
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Maritime Employment Contracts Limit Injured Worker Benefits

Maritime workers may be required to sign employment contracts limiting their compensation for injuries, but these contracts cannot violate employment laws.

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11/14/2017
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How The Longshore Act Addresses Pain and Suffering

The Longshore Act provides disability income and medical care to injured workers, and they may also seek compensation for pain and suffering from a third party.

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9/18/2017
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Punitive Damages for Maritime Claims

Can you receive punitive damages in a maritime injury case? Find out what the U.S. Supreme Court says and how to protect your full recovery of damages here.

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8/29/2017
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Compensation for Port and Pier Accidents

Maritime dock work can be dangerous. Longshoremen and harbor workers injured loading, unloading or repairing docked vessels may be eligible for compensation.

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