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Personal Injury--Actions, Defenses, Damages

Copyright 2017, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

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Shore Workers


Louis R. Frumer ; and Melvin I. Friedman

Chapter Summary


Longshore workers or other persons engaged in longshoring operations and harbor workers, such as ship repairers, shipbuilders, and shipbreakers, may initiate an action for injuries occurring in the course of their employment.

This chapter of Personal Injury: Actions, Defenses, Damages discusses actions based on negligence, by an injured shore worker or the injured shore worker's legal representative, against an employer or third person, as well as defenses to those actions. This chapter also deals with the abolition of an action based on unseaworthiness, the applicability and scope of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and the right of a third person to contribution or indemnity from a shore worker's employer.

Personal Injury: Actions, Defenses, Damages (Matthew Bender) is a comprehensive, national encyclopedia of personal injury law. Alphabetically arranged chapters cover over 100 different types of "fact patterns" encountered in personal injury cases. In addition, each chapter provides coverage of potential actions, defenses and damages, as well as forms, such as allegations, sample complaints, checklists, and sample discovery requests.


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For a discussion of actions involving docks, piers, and wharves, see Ch. 50.

For more information on actions involving seamen, see Ch. 121.

For a discussion of actions involving shore workers and waters, see Ch. 145, Waters.

For more information on workers' compensation, see Ch. 147.


For a detailed discussion of product liability cases involving boats and ships, see Products Liability Practice Guide, Ch. 93, Boats and Ships (Matthew Bender).

For in-depth legal and policy analyses of compensatory and punitive damages in personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage cases, see Damages in Tort Actions (Matthew Bender).

For a detailed discussion of virtually all theories of tort liability and defenses in California, see California Torts (Matthew Bender).

For coverage of all the latest developments in tort reform state by state, and a wide range of pretrial, trial, and post-trial strategies, see Punitive Damages (Matthew Bender).
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