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Four crew members missing after cargo ship fire

  A 353-meter MV Maersk Honam caught fire this past Tuesday on one of its cargo holds. Four of the members aboard the container ship are missing. 23 crew members were able to evacuate to a nearby container ship- the ALS Ceres. The ship was already carrying 7860 containers. The vessel has been on fire

Sources of Compensation for Injured Seamen

All maritime workers are at high risk of on the job injury especially because they can be far away from medical attention after an emergency occurs. Seamen are protected by The Jones Act, which allows them to seek compensation for their injuries caused by their employers or coworkers on a vessel. A victim must be

El Faro Deadline Extended

A U.S. District Court extended the deadline to file all claims related to the sinking of S.S. El Faro by 90 days.  This extension gives the family members of the victims until February 16, 2016 to evaluate and file their claims. All 33 crewmembers onboard El Faro died when the 40-year-old cargo ship sank east

SMSH Defeats Another Limitation of Liability Complaint

Maritime attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, LLP (SMSH) defeated yet another Limitation of Liability Complaint filed by a shipowner in response to an accident on water. SMSH represents the family of an 8-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries during a recreational jet boat tour.  After the family sued the shipowner, the shipowner filed

Millions Recovered in Platform Explosion

Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion. Client Received Total: $3,038,266.01 Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion. Client Received Total: $2,930,584.34 Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion. Client Received Total: $2,586,656.93

New Verdicts, Settlements & Cases Filed at SMSH

At SMSH, we measure success by what we’re able to achieve for our clients. We are pleased and honored to share several recent wins for accident victims we represent, as well as information about recent cases that have been filed by our firm. $1.192M jury verdict for injured plant worker Jonathan Harris, along with Adam

2 Missing After Mississippi Barge Capsizes

Two people are missing after a Mississippi River barge capsized while unloading steel coils in northeast Arkansas on Tuesday. The incident occurred at a terminal on the Arkansas side of the river, near Blytheville. Part of the river was closed as the Coast Guard, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department searched

Combination of Head Injury, Pesticide May Increase Parkinson’s Risk

When a person who has suffered a head injury comes into consistent, close contact with the chemical herbicide paraquat, he has a heightened risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. According to research conducted by scientists at the University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, both head injury and paraquat on their own pose

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