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Special protections for maritime workers in Florida

There is water surrounding almost all of Florida and maritime commerce is a large part of the economy. Many people work on merchant ships, cruise ships, off-shore oil rigs, commercial fishing companies, at the docks, in shipyards and other aspects of maritime commerce. These people, like people who work on land, generally rely on their employment to provide for themselves and their families. If they are unable to work it can be very detrimental for them.

Florida boating accident injures 14 victims

Victims of boating accidents have legal remedies to consider when harmed. A major boat accident in Florida recently injured 14 victims. The airboat accident occurred on a lake and resulted in 14 victims being injured and one had to be airlifted to the hospital. Of the 14 injured victims, 2 were in critical condition and 3 others suffered serious injuries in the boat accident. In addition to the victim that required airlifting to the hospital, another 8 victims had to be transported by emergency responders to local hospitals.

Legal protections are available for boat accident victims

Individuals who have been injured by the negligence of another individual in a boating accident have legal protections to consider to help them through the struggles and damages they will likely face following a boating or jet ski accident. Unfortunately, the majority of boat accidents involve boating under the influence of alcohol.

Boating accident results in death, injuries in Pensacola area

Boating accidents can be traumatic and may cause serious injuries and other harm to victims. A boating accident near Pensacola recently claimed the life of the operator of the boat and injured two others. The two injured victims were transported to a hospital in Pensacola for treatment of their injuries. The 56-year old operator of the boat was killed in the boat accident that remains under investigation and, as part of the investigation, the blood alcohol of all the occupants of the boat is being tested.

Victims injured at sea are protected

Victims injured on the water have important legal protections to consider depending on the circumstances. Maritime law is an important and complex area of the law that protects individuals injured at sea. Depending on the circumstances, and the status of the individual that was injured, important legal protections are available to help victims secure damages for the harm they have suffered.

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