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Compensation for Cruise Ship Employee Injuries

Working on a cruise ship has many benefits, but it is hard work that entails many risks. Unlike passengers who are aboard to relax and have fun, cru...

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Financial Hardship after a Maritime Injury

If you have experienced a maritime injury you may be out of work for a while. You may not know when you can go back to work and start making money a...

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Jones Act vs Longshoreman Harbor Workers Compensation Act

When you are based on shore but work under contractors that provide services offshore you are considered to be a Longshoreman. You may be assigned o...

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Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act

The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, or LHWCA, was established to compensate workers at sea who have been injured or exposed to an occup...

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Maritime and Seamans Workers’ Compensation

While the generic term "workers' compensation" is often applied to any instance in which an employee seeks coverage for an on-the-job injury, state wo...

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Rights of Injured Longshoremen and Harbor Workers

Workers who work to load and unload ships, especially cargo ships are called Longshoreman. They are also referred to as Harbor Workers. A longshorem...

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Ship and Vessel Worker Injury Claims

Workers’ compensation claims with respect to maritime workers are governed by a series of federal statutes that establish compensation programs sp...

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The Longshore Act

The Longshore Act is a federal statute that is formally titled the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act; essentially, the Act is a feder...

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