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Legal recourse for chemical exposure

A coalition of environmental groups in Texas and Louisiana report that residents of these Gulf states have an elevated risk of chemical exposure compared to people in other U.S. states. This group, which includes the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, has raised...

Louisiana’s maritime workers have rights

The maritime industry is one of Louisiana’s biggest employers. They spend about $3.5 billion on employment. An estimated 500 million tons of cargo go out from the state and through the Gulf of Mexico every year. They also have a responsibility to keep workers safe. If...

How can a brain injury make working difficult?

Traumatic brain injuries can stem from a variety of accidents, but the impacts that they cause are similar regardless of the cause. Victims' ability to work can be significantly impacted. Unfortunately, there are some brain injury effects that can prevent a worker...

How are seamen protected by the Jones Act?

The Jones Act, which is the common name for the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, provides valuable information about maritime laws that govern the shipping of goods. It also covers important information about how worker injuries while at sea will be handled.In short, a...

5 hazards common in hot work jobs

Many different types of job duties are necessary in the oil and gas industry. People who handle hot work are vital to these companies, but the individuals face serious hazards during the course of their shifts. Taking proper steps to ensure safety is critical so that...

Blaze ravages Houston petrochemical tanks

A massive fire rages near Houston in Deer Park, TX, at a petrochemical storage terminal. The blaze, which began on Sunday, March 17, has expanded to engulf two adjacent storage tanks.The inferno started after a tank began leaking flammable naphtha. Toxic smoke could...

Can I sue under the Jones act?

Many injured workers in the maritime industry are confused about how they can take action to claim back damages. Suffering an injury at work can be life changing, and it can mean that workers need to change their job completely because of the nature of their injuries....

Back and spinal cord pain can occur after a crash

In the days following a motor vehicle wreck, you are likely going to experience some soreness. While this is normal, you should pay close attention to how you are feeling. This can guide you in how you handle your recovery.One particular issue that you need to be...