Category: Maritime Injuries

10 Top Injury Risks on Cargo Ships for Deckhands and Other Crew Members

Maritime Injuries May 24, 2023

Working on a cargo ship can be dangerous. While ship owners, shipping companies, and all of the various other companies involved in transporting cargo around the world should take steps to ensure that crew members’ safety isn’t at risk at sea, it is clear that far too many fail to do so. Accidents on cargo ships are extremely common, and many of these accidents have devastating physical and financial consequences for the crew members involved.


Understanding the Long-Term Costs of Lifting Injuries At Work

Maritime Injuries Feb 28, 2023

Whether you work on a barge, tugboat, push boat or any other type of commercial vessel, there is a good chance that you will suffer a lifting injury at some point during your career. These are among the most common types of Jones Act claims we handle, and we regularly hear from deckhands and other seamen who have suffered serious lifting injuries while working.


7 Common Jack-Up Rig Accidents (and What Drilling Companies Should Do To Prevent Them)

Jones Act Dec 16, 2022

Working on a jack-up rig is dangerous. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it is among the most dangerous jobs in the country. While some of the risks of working on a jack-up rig come with the territory, many of them are preventable. Unfortunately, drilling companies often prioritize their profits over their workers’ safety, and, as a result, preventable accidents are far too common.


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