Maritime workers are treated differently when it comes to workplace injuries. They are entitled to maintenance, cure and unearned wages when they're hurt on the job. These are rights that exceed traditional workers' compensation benefits, which makes them attractive to those who work at sea.
Shipyard workers face many of the most hazardous work conditions every single day. From slips and falls to heavy equipment, most of these dangers are easy to see. However, one potentially deadly hazard can be hard to detect until it is too late: hydrogen sulfide gas.