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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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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.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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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.

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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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7/14/2017
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Medical Malpractice Claims for Injuries on Cruise Ships

Did a doctor aboard a cruise ship commit malpractice in treating your medical condition? Learn what rights to compensation that you may have.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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6/7/2017
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How Texas DWI Boating Laws Act as Lifesavers for Your Family

Despite Texas’ strict watercraft DWI laws, intoxicated boaters continue to cause accidents. Come learn more about the laws and how they can help you stay safe.

Category: Maritime and Offshore Cases

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6/6/2017
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Understanding Maritime Law and Diver Wrongful Death Rights

Divers are at constant risk of fatal injuries on the job. Learn how a wrongful death claim can get proper compensation after a maritime diver is killed.

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4/26/2017
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Compensation for Crush Injuries on Offshore Oil Rigs

Have you suffered significant losses after a crush injury on an oil rig? Discover how common these accidents are and how you can get proper benefits.

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3/30/2017
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Defense Base Act Death Benefits

Offshore work is often dangerous, and sometimes results in tragedy. When a loved one’s life is lost, survivors receive death benefits via the Defense Base Act.

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3/28/2017
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Civilian Contractors Qualify for Defense Base Act Benefits

Civilian contractors who sustained injuries overseas are entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act. Learn how to protect your rights.

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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.

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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.

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