If you work on a commercial fishing boat and you get sick or injured on the job, you may be wondering who's responsible for footing the bill for your medical costs. A best-case scenario is that it will actually be the boat's captain under the "maintenance and cure" doctrine.
Of the over 24 million people that take cruises annually, a recent Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) report shows that 19 of them die falling from their ships each year. Each time an incident like this occurs, researchers learn a lot more about what can be done to prevent these types of incidents from occurring.
A young woman had decided to go swimming in Florida when she was tragically hit and killed by a pontoon boat. The accident happened on the last Saturday in September. The woman passed away the following day. She was just 22 years old at the time.
Florida is a state that is fortunate enough to have waters for people to take their boats on once October approaches. However, it has caused the state to lead the country in boating accidents and fatalities for multiple years.
Shipyard workers are often forced to work in tight, confined spaces. This brings with it a unique set of risks that they must be aware of.