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Monthly Archives: July 2022


Lawsuit Filed Against Vessel Alleges Seaman Injured While Following Order

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A recent lawsuit filed against a vessel alleged that a crewman was injured after following an order from the vessel’s captain. According to the suit, the crewman and another were tasked with repairing a chafed stern line. The crewmembers removed the stern line and set the old one aside. According to the plaintiff, he… Read More »


Did The Cruise Line Lie About The Death Of A Crew Member?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The family of a South African crew member was shocked to learn that their loved one and daughter had inexplicably died of what they were told were “natural causes”. The cruise line told them that the crew member had been brought to the hospital after she was vomiting blood and then returned for her… Read More »


Stevedore Lawsuit Shines Light On Longshoreman’s Act

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A lawsuit was recently filed under The Longshore Harbor’s Workers’ Compensation Act  (LHWCA) alleging that a longshoreman was injured due to dangerous conditions aboard the vessel. Under the LHWCA, a shipowner/charterer has a duty of care to turn over a safe vessel to those working at harbors. In this case, the worker fell off… Read More »


COVID-19 Claims Under The Longshoremen’s Act

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented turmoil across several sectors of the market. One of the major sectors to be impacted was workers’ compensation insurance. In some cases, workers’ compensation insurers were denying claims related to COVID on the basis that the worker could not prove how or where they contracted the illness. This led… Read More »

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