Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)

January 23rd, 2018

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that “provides for the payment of compensation, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services to employees disabled from on the job injuries that occur upon the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas customarily used in the loading, unloading, repairing, or […]

The Jones Act – How It Incorporates Personal Injury Claims

January 19th, 2018

The Jones Act, originally named The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, was designed to protect merchant mariners within the United States after World War I. According to the Transportation Institute, the Jones Act imposes four primary requirements on vessels carrying goods between U.S. ports. These requirements include that the vessel must be owned by U.S. […]

RI Boating Safety Tips

June 1st, 2015

With summer right around the corner, boaters across Rhode Island and Massachusetts will begin to put their boats back in the water and start cruising along the waves again. As fun as the water can be, at the start of each season boaters should review water safety procedures and ensure their drivers are properly certified […]