When you’re working in a shipyard, one of the risks you could face is falling. The ship itself may be under repair, and the workplace could constantly be changing. It’s important that you are aware of your surroundings and cautious, but even if you are, a fall is...
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Can you claim for hearing loss from working on ships?
22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels in their workplace each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these are ship workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends...
What “occupational diseases” are covered by LHWCA?
As a maritime employee, you’re probably aware of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), which is a federal law providing invaluable coverage to workers in your oftentimes hazardous career line. The act provides a process for you to make your claim...