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7 Hazards of Maritime Work Can Lead to Offshore Back Injuries

Back injuries that occur at sea can put a maritime worker out of work for weeks, months or even years, depending on the severity of the injury. Boats, barges, ships and oil rigs can all be a dangerous place to work, since there are a variety of hazards in these environments.

Different ways offshore back injuries occur on vessels include:
  1. Slip and fall accidents aboard slippery decks
  2. Falls on wet stairs aboard a boat
  3. Falls from height
  4. Lifting and moving heavy equipment
  5. Overextending
  6. Tasks that involve repetitive, specific movements
  7. Exhaustive manual labor

You will need to speak with an offshore injury attorney as soon as possible to find out if you can receive maintenance and cure for your offshore back injury. You may be entitled to medical care and room and board, which will pay for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

If you qualify under the Jones Act, you may be entitled to compensation regardless of who was at fault for your injury including: yourself, another crew member, your employer, the ship owner, or an unseaworthy vessel.

If your employer is withholding or denying your maintenance and cure benefits, please call the Voss Law Firm to speak with a skilled offshore injury attorney for a free legal consultation at 888-614-7730. We represent injured maritime workers in the Port of Houston, Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay, Gulf Coast, as well as the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.
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