Millions of Americans’ lives are changed each year due to trucking or motor vehicle accidents in an astonishing six million recorded accidents across the country annually. For Texans who depend on their vehicles and travel extensively on roads and highways, it’s a jarring reality.
The maritime industry has a reputation for utilizing inadequate safety measures, leading to a frequency of workplace accidents. Seamen aboard a vessel in navigation often endure grueling physical labor in extreme climates, which can cause horrific injuries, including amputations.
Workers’ rights have been long fought for across industries and occupations in the United States. As part of protecting the health and safety of the American workforce, federal laws have been implemented to address and forbid the unfair treatment of employees by their employers.