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Understanding the Jones Act

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 21 Mar, 2016
Fishing Boat

Fishing BoatWhen most workers are hurt on the job, they are able to fill out a workers’ compensation claim and call it a day. Not so for those in the maritime industry. There are federal laws for those injured on the job while out at sea, including deckhands, crew members, stevedores, longshoremen and others who are performing their job duties on navigable waters. The Jones Act protects these workers. Here’s what you need to know.

The Jones Act gives seamen who are injured on the job the right to sue their employer. Because seamen are not able to file workers’ compensation claims, this is one… Read More


A Look Back at the Deepwater Horizon Explosion

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 11 May, 2011

For the North Charleston auto accident lawyers it is hard to believe that his been over a year since the British Petroleum (BP) Oil Spill that devastated America’s Gulf Coast. A White House energy advisor called it the “worst environmental disaster the U.S. has faced,” and it is still very much effecting coastal states, not only in terms of the environment and wildlife, but also economically when one thinks of the formerly thriving tourism and fishing industries in the area.  While much attention over the past year has been focused on the above issues, it seems many have … Read More