What You Need to Know After a Push Boat Accident

Tow Boat Accidents Apr 14, 2023

Working onboard a push boat (also known as a pusher, pusher boat, pusher craft, pusher tug or tow boat) is a good way to earn a living. It is both challenging and rewarding, as you are responsible for helping ensure that barges and container ships get to port or out of the harbor safely.


Injured Offshore? Don’t Make These 7 Common Mistakes

Jones Act Mar 31, 2023

If you have been injured while working offshore, you must be careful to protect your legal rights. While the Jones Act entitles offshore workers to financial compensation when they get injured on the job, you can lose your rights under the Jones Act if you aren’t careful.


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.


How Do You Prove a Jones Act Claim?

Jones Act Feb 21, 2023

If you work on a commercial vessel or a jack-up rig offshore, the Jones Act protects you when you get injured on the job. But, even if there is no question that you are entitled to financial compensation, it is still up to you to prove your legal rights.


A Brief Look at the Laws That Protect Offshore and Maritime Workers

Jones Act Feb 7, 2023

As someone who works offshore or in the maritime industry, there are laws that protect you when you get injured at work. However, knowing which laws apply – and how to use them to maximize your financial recovery – can be a challenge. The following is a brief overview of the laws that provide compensation when offshore and maritime workers get hurt or injured on the job.


Can I File a Jones Act Claim if I was Injured on a Cargo Ship?

Jones Act Jan 24, 2023

Working on a cargo ship presents risks for several types of injuries. If you’ve been injured on the job, you may have a claim under the Jones Act. Seamen who work on container ships can file for maintenance and cure benefits regardless of how they got injured, and they can seek additional compensation for unseaworthiness or Jones Act negligence in many cases.


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