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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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2/17/2017
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How Oil Field Workers Obtain Jones Act Seaman Status

Texas oil field workers may be eligible for Jones Act benefits, but only if they have been given seaman status. Find out how to tell if you qualify.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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1/18/2017
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Work Hazards Associated With Oil Tankers

Oil transport is a key part of the Texas economy, but tanker crews put their lives on the line with every barrel. Read on to discover more about these risks.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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1/18/2017
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A Look Back at the Sinking of the Costa Concordia

The sinking of the Costa Concordia was tragic, but the knowledge we’ve gained from it has and will continue to enhance cruise line safety. Read on to see why.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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12/13/2016
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Common Tanker Accidents and Injuries Can Be Prevented

Do you work on a tanker? If so, you need to learn more about your work environment hazards and what to do if you’re a victim of employer safety negligence.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/28/2016
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Choice of Physician for Maritime Injuries Is Yours to Make

Maritime employers tend to insist on choosing treatment doctors for employee injuries. Come see why allowing their choice, may not be in your best interest.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/27/2016
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Key Terms of the Jones Act

Maritime laws exist to protect maritime workers, but these laws have restrictions. Allow us teach you more about your eligibility options under the Jones Act.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/26/2016
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Scope of Coverage Provided by the Jones Act

You may qualify for maritime law benefits if you’re injured at sea. Click here to learn more about who is eligible for Jones Act compensation.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/22/2016
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Causes of Tugboat Accidents

If you work in the maritime injury, especially if you work on a tugboat, you need to know the risks and causes of common tugboat accidents. Click here.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/15/2016
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How Maritime Injuries Cause Mental Trauma

The physical injuries sustained in maritime accidents can be extreme—but they’re not the only effects. Learn more about the mental risks of these accidents.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/15/2016
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The Very Real Risks of Modern Day Maritime Pirate Attacks

Don’t allow a sense of adventure to cloud your judgment or safety when it comes to pirate attacks. Come learn the modern dangers of a maritime pirate raid.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/12/2016
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Benzene Exposure on Maritime Vessels

Do you work as a seaman, on a dock, or in a shipyard? Come learn your potential risks for being exposed to benzene—a highly toxic but common industrial gas.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/9/2016
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Maritime Work and Exposure to Toxic Manganese

Exposure to manganese—whether by fumes or particle inhalation—can severely damage your health. Click here to learn your risks as a maritime welder.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/8/2016
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Maritime Cadmium Exposure Risks, Liability, and Claims

Come learn more about the dangerous possibilities of cadmium exposure and its resulting injuries for maritime, shipyard, and dock workers.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/7/2016
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Ferry Boat Accident and Safety Revelations

Ferry accidents are becoming more prevalent across the globe. Come what we can learn from these tragedies and how we can decrease ferry accident injuries.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/5/2016
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Injury Risks of Falling Off a Maritime Vessel

The main concern of falling off of a ship is drowning. However, this isn’t the only danger. Click here to learn what other concerns you need to know.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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9/1/2016
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Maritime Injuries: Frequency and Severity

If you’re one of the thousands of Texans who work offshore, click here to learn more about your risks and injury options.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/31/2016
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Maritime Hazards of Cargo Ships and Barges

Commercial transport vessels can be daunting but their risks increase tenfold when on the open water. Click here to learn your risks when working onboard.

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8/30/2016
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Sexual Assaults on Cruise Ships

A cruise should be comfortable and safe. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Come learn more about the alarmingly high risks of cruise ship sexual assaults here.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/22/2016
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Politics of the Jones Act

The Jones Act was designed to protect seamen due to the particularly harsh conditions at sea. However, political agendas may be threatening these protections.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/18/2016
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Maritime Slip and Fall Accidents: Causes and Prevention

Slip and fall incidents are a serious concern for offshore and maritime workers. Steady your knowledge of these risks by clicking here.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/10/2016
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Jones Act Compensation for Injured Maritime Employees

Injured employees who spend at least 30 percent of their time at work contributing to the purpose of a ship may qualify for compensation under the Jones Act.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/4/2016
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How Do I Qualify for Protection Under the Jones Act?

Are you a maritime employee seeking compensation for work-related injuries? Find out how seamen recover compensation under the Jones Act.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/4/2016
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Maritime Industrial Boom Demands a Workforce It Can’t Secure

An increased demand for seafaring services has created a labor shortage throughout the Texan maritime industry. Click here to learn why and how you can benefit.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/2/2016
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Commercial Fishing Risks Common to the Gulf Coast

Before taking your fishing vessel out for a day of labor, come learn more about the potential dangers associated with commercial fishing on the Gulf Coast.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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8/1/2016
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Onshore and Offshore Protection for Oil Rig Workers

Do you work on an offshore oil rig? If so, come learn how certain maritime workers’ compensation rules protect you from potential work-related injury costs.

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