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How Can I Sustain an Amputation Injury as a Maritime Employee?
Being a maritime worker can be a risky and dangerous job, not only because of the dangers involved with the job itself, but also the chance of unseaworthiness and negligence that can occur. One of the most serious injuries that can occur is an amputation. Losing a limb can be a devastating injury, and no … Continue reading
How Do Texas Helmet Laws Protect Me in a Motorcycle Accident?
The state of Texas has many motorcyclists who travel to and from their place of employment or school. Many states like Texas, however, have debates on whether there should be strict helmet laws placed on people who ride motorcycles. Biker advocacy groups have argued that states and municipalities should let the riders decide what’s safe, … Continue reading
Who Is Covered Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act?
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a federal workers’ compensation law that gives benefits to specific maritime workers and civilian employees on military bases across the nation. The LHWCA covers longshoremen, harbor employees, and any other employees that work on shipyards, shipping terminals and docks. For civilian workers on military bases, workers’ compensation … Continue reading
Mark T. Murray to Speak at Personal Injury Event in Houston
The TexasBarCLE presents its 34th Annual Course on Advanced Personal Law from July through September of 2018. The event will be live in Houston from September 5-7 at the Westin Oaks Hotel. This live course will discuss personal injury law and how to handle specific types of personal injury cases. Mark T. Murray will represent our … Continue reading
Am I at Risk for a Drowsy Driving Accident?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 60% of adult drivers say they have been behind the wheel while feeling drowsy, and more than one-third of adult drivers have actually admitted to falling asleep while driving. These statistics might not be surprising, because most of us have been tired or sleepy while driving to work, … Continue reading
How to Be Safe as a New Motorcyclist
Riding a motorcycle is an exciting mode of transportation for many people all over the world. Motorcycles are convenient and they are a speedy way to get to your destination, whether it’s to your workplace or anywhere else in your city or town. However, it’s common knowledge that motorcycles are also incredibly dangerous. Motorcyclists are … Continue reading
What Are Some Illnesses You Could Contract as a Maritime Worker?
Maritime workers deal with dangerous situations and circumstances every day while they’re working. They are exposed to deadly toxins, gases, and other harmful substances frequently. As a result of this, many career maritime workers suffer from various occupational diseases and illnesses. These occupational diseases are a result of long-term exposure to industrial toxins and dangerous … Continue reading
Here’s What Happened at the Patterson-UTI Rig Explosion in Oklahoma
An explosion occurred in a drilling rig in Oklahoma late January 2018 that created one of the country’s deadliest gas and oil incidents in years. The fatal incident killed five workers, and one of the victims was from Fort Worth, Texas. The rig is owned by Houston-based Patterson-UTI Energy, which has become one of the … Continue reading
What Caused This Fatal Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are very common vehicle accidents, and they happen most often on busy freeways. Not all of them are fatal, but many have killed and injured multiple people. A crash in California in late 2016 left 13 people dead after a truck collided with a tour bus filled with passengers. A judge has now … Continue reading
Should You Hire Double Board Certified?
Stevenson & Murray Absolutely! With so many sales messages and advertised qualifications coming at us each day, it’s not always easy to distinguish claims that are marketing fluff from certifications and credentials that signify true accomplishment. But when choosing an attorney to represent you and your family after a devastating injury or loss, hiring … Continue reading