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The offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin filed a Jones Act lawsuit this week on behalf of a Texas man who was injured on a barge. The plaintiff was working on a barge owned by Harley Marine Services off the Mississippi coast when he sustained serious injuries to his head, arm, elbow, neck, back, and hand after falling roughly 30 feet from a damaged ladder. As a result of the fall, he was ...
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All offshore vessels are required to have a sufficient number of life rafts in case an emergency evacuation of the crew is needed. Life rafts save lives by preventing workers from drowning or freezing in cold waters. However, all offshore workers need to be properly trained on how to safely deploy and board life rafts or further accidents can happen. Topics for Life Raft Safety Training How to ...
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Offshore work is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. Most offshore workers know the risks of rig explosions or being injured by heavy machinery, but they are probably unaware of the threats posed by flesh-eating bacteria. Contracting a flesh-eating bacterium is rare. However, the outcome can be severe. If not treated quickly, infection could result in an amputation or death. What ...
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What is a 905(b) Claim?

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides benefits for maritime workers injured on the job that are not covered under state workers’ compensation law and do not qualify as seaman under the Jones Act. LHWCA is a federal statute similar to state workers’ compensation programs in that the LHWCA bars injured employees from filing a lawsuit against their employer. However, ...
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is the federal agency responsible for investigation transportation accident on the nation’s highways and waterways. Next week officials from the NTSB will meet regarding a ship collision that occurred in the Houston Ship channel in March of last year. NTSB Hoping To Determine Cause Of Collision The primary purpose of the meeting is to review ...
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The United States Coast Guard recently issued new rules that focus on offshore electrical safety. The new regulations expand the list of international explosion protection standards that must be met for offshore drilling sites. Most notably, all electrical equipment must now meet certification standards of either National Regulations or the International Electrotechnical Commission Systems for ...
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