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Dec

17

2015
Is Your Accident that Occurs OFF the Rig or Vessel Covered Under the Jones Act?

Is Your Accident that Occurs OFF the Rig or Vessel Covered Under the Jones Act?

 In an effort to provide immediate information to those who may have been affected by the DEEPWATER HORIZON accident, we have made a pdf copy of our book available for instant download by email.  Simply enter your email address below and we will instantly email you a copy of our Employee’s Guide to Maritime Injury Law. Many of our potential clients who are searching for...

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Dec

17

2015
Attention Offshore Workers

Attention Offshore Workers

Will your company run you off after an injury? Don’t wait until you’re hurt to find out. Get the FREE info-kit that even your Captains know is valuable. You’ll learn: Why going back to work could hurt you How much money your company should pay you for medicals Whether or not they can fire you after an injury What options you have when you’ve been...

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Dec

17

2015
Hurt On an Oil Rig or Vessel?

Hurt On an Oil Rig or Vessel?

Find out if your company can run you off! Get all the information you need to make smart decisions about your future.You’ll find out: How to get more money from your company for your medical and living expenses Whether the company doctor is giving you the treatment you deserve Whether your company can fire you after an injury Whether or not you should file a claim...

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Dec

14

2015
Support: 5 Ways You Can Help Your Husband Emotionally after an Offshore Injury

Support: 5 Ways You Can Help Your Husband Emotionally after an Offshore Injury

Suffering a major offshore injury can have a massive impact on your husband, not only physically but emotionally as well. Dealing with physical pain and discomfort, the anxiety that comes with the inability to pay bills, and the fear associated with not knowing what his future holds can weigh very heavily on his psyche. As his partner, you are his greatest supporter. There are several...

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Dec

14

2015
Demands are High for Supply Vessels

Demands are High for Supply Vessels

The oil and gas industry is seeing an increase in fuel demands this year which in turn increases the need for specialized supply vessels. However, shipyards are full with vessels projected to be finished years from now and so companies like Harvey Gulf International Marine and Tidewater Inc. are growing their companies through supply vessel acquisition. Harvey Gulf recently announced it will build three new...

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Dec

14

2015
When Maritime Law Applies to Your Case (Part A)

When Maritime Law Applies to Your Case (Part A)

In some cases, the difficulty of your maritime accident may lie in establishing whether or not Jones Act law or general maritime law will apply to your case. If you are suing for emotional distress or injury as the result of an accident that was caused by negligence in Louisiana or Mississippi, a maritime accident attorney may be able to help you. The Difference Between...

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Dec

14

2015
The Final Rule: Stop Work Authority (SWA) Requirements

The Final Rule: Stop Work Authority (SWA) Requirements

What is Stop Work Authority (SWA)? Stop Work Authority (SWA) gives personnel the responsibility and authority to require that all work be halted when a dangerous condition is observed. Stop Work Authority has two levels: Level 1 – Immediate Correction – You see someone doing something unsafe and ask them to alter their behavior to avoid injury to themselves and/or others. Level 2 – Delayed...

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Dec

14

2015
How to Figure Out If You Have a Jones Act or Maritime Case

How to Figure Out If You Have a Jones Act or Maritime Case

What’s Your Status? When a marine worker brings a potential Jones Act or Maritime Law case to his or her lawyer, one of the most important things to determine is the employee’s “status”; that is, does the employee meet the criteria necessary to have the Jones Act and/or General Maritime Law apply to his or her case? Did your offshore injury occur on navigable waters?...

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Dec

14

2015
Can you file for social security disability during your maritime Jones Act case?

Can you file for social security disability during your maritime Jones Act case?

Can a Jones Act seaman file for Social Security disability? I’m attorney Tim Young. I practice maritime law in New Orleans, Louisiana and in this video I want to discuss with you whether or not an injured Jones Act maritime worker can apply for Social Security disability after his maritime injury. The short answer is yes. Under maritime law you are absolutely allowed to apply...

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Dec

14

2015
Is it best to wait until the doctor releases you before you file your maritime injury Jones Act claim?

Is it best to wait until the doctor releases you before you file your maritime injury Jones Act claim?

Should you wait to get released by your doctor before you file a maritime claim? A lot of our potential clients will call and say that they’re getting medical treatment but they want to wait until the doctor fully releases them before they file a claim. Well, I’m gonna tell you that there are a couple of reasons why you should not do this. The...

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