When you work as a seaman, you are protected under specific federal laws. This includes the Jones Act, which provides protection to seamen who suffer injuries while working on a navigable ship or vessel. Despite the fact that injured seamen have the right to Jones Act benefits, it is not unusual for employers to retaliate […]
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The aftermath of a critical maritime injury can be devastating. While you are still trying to comprehend what has happened to you and the severity of your injuries, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what your next steps should be. Many victims of maritime accidents are hesitant to reach out to an attorney […]
Maritime workers and the threats they face on a daily basis are in an entirely different world from those with no experience in this industry. Whether they work aboard the vessel itself or work adjacent to the water on a dock or port, seamen and other maritime workers are at constant risk of injury or […]
The work you do aboard vessels is physically demanding and exhausting. Unfortunately, it also exposes you to the possibility of repetitive stress injuries. The work you do can put enormous strain on the same muscle groups over and over, risking serious injuries that limit your mobility. It’s important to be aware of pain and discomfort […]
Maritime injuries are inevitable. By nature, maritime work is dangerous, and injured employees deserve compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and other related expenses. However, it is a two-way street. When you receive injury compensation as a maritime employee, you are expected to follow your doctor’s instructions, work towards full recovery, and avoid making […]
As an injured maritime worker, you may wonder what your rights are. The sudden loss of income and the need for ongoing medical care can be overwhelming, which is why it’s important to learn more about workers’ comp laws and discuss your options with an attorney. This can help you move forward, get the compensation […]
Maritime employers and employees are bound by different laws than those who work in other fields. Traditional workers’ compensation laws do not apply, so if you are injured while working in a maritime role, it’s important to know your rights. If you’ve been injured while working aboard a vessel, the team at Fuquay Law Firm […]
Commercial fishermen enjoy active, physically demanding work that often pays competitively. However, this career path can also be quite dangerous. Fishermen face a much higher-than-average injury and fatality rates when compared to other industries, so with any fishing excursion, there is always a risk that it could be the end of someone’s career. If you’ve […]
When you are at sea, every worker’s role is a crucial one. Few others work in as rigorous conditions as a deckhand, a fact that puts them at substantial risk every time they go to work. If you’ve been injured while working as a deckhand, you need to know about your options for compensation. Fuquay […]
Commercial diving is a dangerous job, whether you are performing repairs, doing research, or doing maintenance work. As a result, you may suffer commercial diving injuries at some point in your career. Learn more about common causes of injuries, and if you have been injured while working, call Fuquay Law Firm at 251-257-7337 to set […]
Richard W. Fuquay, P.C d/b/a Fuquay Law Firm is located in Mobile, AL and serves clients in and around Mobile, Citronelle, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shores, Grove Hill, Chatom, Calvert, Jackson and Mobile County. We also serve Pascagoula, MS and Lucedale, MS.
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