The new safety regulations address more than 14 categories of workplace safety that affect shipyard workers. The new rules include lighting standards, seat belt regulations and even a requirement for the number of trained first aid providers in the ship yard.
Employers of shipyard workers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. The maritime injury attorneys at The Young Firm hope that our New Orleans ship yard owners follow the new guidelines and correct unsafe conditions in order to prevent future accidents.
If you have been injured while working in a New Orleans or Texas shipyard, you may be eligible for compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) . You can learn more about your rights in our article: “Shipyard Workers May Choose Their Own Doctor: Learn About Your Rights Under The Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.”
If you need help or have questions about your LHWCA claim , contact The Young Firm at 866-715-3664 and ask to schedule a free consultation with a maritime injury attorney. For more information about your rights, request a free copy of our book Employee’s Guide to Maritime Injury Law.