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Will Your Job Be Safe After a Maritime Injury?

If you suffer a maritime injury at work on the water (including on a tugboat, barge, vessel, or oil rig), one of the questions you’ll probably have is, does my...

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Will your firm work to calculate the fringe benefits I am missing while I am unable to work after a fishing boat accident and am recovering from my boat injury?

Our New Orleans boating accident law attorneys will work to calculate the fringe benefits you are missing while you are unable to work after a fishing boat accident and busy...

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Will my husband get any backlash from his employer or coworkers and what should he do if he does?

Your husband may experience backlash from his employer – or even his coworkers – after suffering a maritime injury. This typically is attributable to the company viewing your husband not...

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Will my family be entitled to death benefits under the Jones Act if I am injured or killed offshore working at sea?

Yes, your family may be entitled to death benefits under the Jones Act if you are injured offshore or killed while working at sea. Although seamen can receive maintenance and...

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Will My Employer Obtain Videotaped Surveillance of Me During My Jones Act Maritime Claim?

Many injured maritime workers want to know whether or not their employer will try to obtain tape surveillance of them during their maritime injury claim. If you have been injured and...

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Will I have to get surgery if I suffer a severe back injury in a boating accident?

Whether you will need surgery to repair your injured back will depend on many variables, including the severity of your injury and the overall condition of your health. Since severe...

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Will I be covered by the Jones Act if I’m working on a moored vessel?

Workers on some moored vessels may qualify for protection under the Jones Act, while others may not. Much depends on whether the vessel is permanently affixed or temporarily moored. Jones...

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Should my husband return to work as soon as possible after an injury?

Your husband should return to work after maritime injury only if he can resume his work-related duties at full capacity. Returning to work too soon may jeopardize his right to...

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What kinds of New Orleans occupations are covered under maritime law?

You can learn from a maritime law attorney in New Orleans what steps to take if you were injured in a maritime accident. Maritime law covers injured seamen in a...

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What kinds of experts will be needed for my maritime or Jones Act case?

There are several kinds of experts needed for maritime or Jones Act cases. In Louisiana or elsewhere in the country, consult with a Jones Act law attorney in New Orleans...

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