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What kind of hazards do commercial fishermen face?

While commercial fishing plays a vital economic role, those who fulfill these jobs face a tremendous amount of risk on a daily basis. When an accident occurs very serious injuries can happen as a result, which can either have long-term physical effects or even end in loss of life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain some of the most common risks and how fishing companies can take steps to protect their workers.

Detailing the Defense Base Act

No one in Manhattan ever anticipates getting injured when they go into work. There may be certain professions, however, where exposure to certain risks is inherent. If you work on a U.S. military installation (or are contracted with the U.S. government to provide work related to national defense), there may be a chance that your work might (at times) involve danger. If and when such danger results in an injury, who is going to help cover your expenses? Many come to see us here at Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP with this very question, and are often surprised by our answer. 

Alcohol and boating accidents

Boating accidents have many different causes, and we will explore the link between alcohol and boating accidents in this post. Sadly, these accidents sometimes prove fatal and they are also associated with many serious injuries. If you have been involved in a boating accident and were hurt or lost someone you love, it is vital to explore all of your options. You may need to think about pursuing legal action against someone who caused a boating accident. There are many different types of boating accidents and they have many causes, but one factor is seen especially often: alcohol

Century-old law being invoked in case against duck boat captain

While boating in New York's harbors, lakes and rivers may offer people a thrilling adventure, it also comes with certain risks that are not encountered in other scenarios. For this reason, those who engage in this activity (and especially those who offer it as a commercial service) are expected to be skilled in not only operating their crafts but also recognizing and protecting their passengers from dangerous situations. Some might argue that places a higher standard on them, yet given the dangers that the open water can present, such expectations may be warranted. 

How does the Glasgow Coma Scale apply to head trauma?

Many longshoremen in New York face a risk of experiencing a serious head injury while on the job. In this case, the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is often used to assess a person’s level of consciousness after such an injury has occurred, which serves an indication of how severe any damage present truly is. Brainline.org offers the following information on the GCS and how it’s used to assess head injuries.

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