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Can Punitive Damages be Awarded in a Maritime Injury Case?

There are many risks that commercial fisherman and merchant seaman face that can, unfortunately, get them injured on the job. When these unfortunate situations arise these workers are able to receive different types of compensation, as these circumstances can lead them to lose out on earnings both present and future, incur medical bills and deal […] Read More

Injured While Working at Sea?

  Pursuing financial compensation after being injured at sea can be quite challenging. Maritime law is complex because the specific circumstances surrounding your injury, your job position and the location of your injury all define what type of coverage you can seek and under what circumstances. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act This federal law protects […] Read More

What is the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act?

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act covers benefits for specific types of maritime employees. Injured workers can utilize this law to collect temporary or permanent disability benefits, and the law entitles victims to be fully financially compensated for necessary medical treatments and reasonable transportation expenses. In the event a maritime employee is too injured […] Read More

El Faro Maritime Disaster

Back in 2015, the entire 33-member crew of the freighter El Faro were killed in a devastating tragedy. The accident, which has been labeled one of the worst U.S. maritime disasters in modern times, occurred during a trip from Florida to Puerto Rico. Recent investigations into the maritime accident have revealed that the ship’s captain […] Read More