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Jehovah’s Witness Sexual Abuse Victims

Sexual abuse is not limited to any specific religion or organization. In recent years, there have been a significant number of reported cases of sexual abuse from former members of the Jehovah’s Witness organization – a religious sect that many people consider to have a cult-like status.

What to Know About the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor workers Compensation Act (LHWCA). Created on August 7th, 1953, the act defines the Outer Continental Shelf as all submerged lands lying seaward of state coastal waters (3 miles offshore) which are under U.S. jurisdiction.

Medical Provider Networks: Preselecting a Doctor Under CA Workers’ Comp

Some accidents tend to be minor in nature and don’t affect the victims very much. But other mishaps can lead to severe injuries, changing people’s lives permanently. Accidents can occur pretty much anywhere in various situations. But people will expect to be safe in certain places. One of these is while you’re at work. Like any employee, you would assume that your employer will always keep you out of harm’s way to perform your job. Despite this, though, many people in California still get hurt while on the job.

Extensions to the Longshore Act

Accidents, injuries, and illnesses can occur in the line of work in virtually any type of job. Fortunately, there are laws in place designed to protect employees who suffer from injury as a direct result of employment-related injury or illness. For maritime workers, who aren’t classified as seamen under the Jones Act, there is the Longshore Act. 

What to Know About COVID Workers Compensation?

COVID-19 is the latest health threat to affect workers. Although viruses are not typically considered particularly dangerous in the workplace, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique problem for many employers. Many jobs that weren’t typically considered to be high risk are now much more dangerous for those people working them – for example, healthcare workers, public transport operators, and grocery store workers, all of who are at increased risk of developing COVID-19 than people in many other roles. 

Why You Need a Lawyer After a Maritime Accident

If you’ve been injured on an offshore rig, you might be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act. Passed in 1920 and revised in 2006, this federal law protects seamen injured in maritime accidents. While the Jones Act allows injured seamen to collect damages not afforded to them under state workers’ compensation laws, the burden of proof rests on the injured party’s shoulders.

Cruise Ship Outbreak

Cruising has gained a lot of popularity recently. 30 million passengers travel or sail on 272 cruise ships each year. The boats are the size of small cities, not the kind of vessel seen in The Love Boat. With the increased size of the vessels and the marketing of the voyages to multigenerational families including young children and the elderly, the risk to the passengers of injury or illness has increased. 

People Getting Sick From Stem Cell Treatment?

A dozen people across three states had to be hospitalized due to an E. Coli bacterial infection they contracted after receiving stem cell injections using umbilical cord blood..

San Leandro Takes Stand Against Teen Vaping

Teen vaping in San Leandro is declining thanks to local students taking a stand against vaping.

Automation Threatening Longshoremen Jobs

Automation Threatening Longshoremen Jobs Automation is taking over LA seaports..

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