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Electrical systems are critical to the proper operation of maritime vessels. Electricity runs a ship’s navigation systems, winches, radios, lights, and many other crucial components. As important as electricity is to modern vessels, it creates serious risks when equipment isn’t…

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Commercial fishermen are often at sea for weeks or months at a time, making preservation of their catches a real challenge. Freezers aboard fishing vessels are essential for keeping seafood fresh, but plate freezer accidents can cause serious maritime worker…

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While the terms collision and allision are sometimes used interchangeably, they’re not the same. In a collision, one vessel strikes another ship, while an allision occurs when a vessel hits a stationary object, such as a dock, bridge, oil platform,…

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The Jones Act ensures injured workers can recover for any illnesses or injuries caused by employer negligence, provided that their ailments occurred during their employment. Since seamen are unable to leave a ship while at sea, most injuries suffered aboard…

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There are plenty of opportunities for locals and tourists alike to see Houston by boat throughout the year. Companies that own and operate tour boats have a responsibility to properly maintain their vessels, provide adequate safety equipment, and comply with…

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Receiving news that your loved one has passed away at sea is a devastating experience, particularly when it’s your son or daughter. When an accident victim dies while working for a maritime employer, the victim’s family may be entitled to…

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When a parent dies at sea, their child may be entitled to receive compensation. Furthermore, if the deceased was in a relationship that’s considered a common law marriage in Texas, their partner may have legal standing to pursue a claim….

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Your employer may be able to spy on you during the course of your Worker’s Compensation claim. There are a variety of reasons and a number of ways for employers to do this. Spying can be done by hiring an…

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