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Offshore Injuries

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Hurt while working on the water. What do I need to know?

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In short, the name of an experienced attorney.  Injuries that occur at work for those men and women who work on or around the water can be broken into two classes of cases: Longshore and Jones Act.  Undoubtedly, you've seen attorneys advertise on television about Longshore and Jones Act cases, but what are they?  How are they different from one another?  More importantly, how do they affect you? The Longshore and Harbor workers' Compensation Act (Longshore for short) is a federal law that requires employers to purchase and carry workers' compensation insurance - the purpose of which is to ensure that...

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The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

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For many Mississippians, working on the water provides a steady source of income with which they can care for their families.  Unfortunately, because accidents can and will happen, there will be times when one of our Mississippi maritime workers is injured or killed on the job. If you or a loved one has been injured while working on the water, here's what you should know: -The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is a federal law that provides a means for which our Mississippi workers can be compensated for injuries received while working on the water. -The term "working on the water" includes...

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