Our attorney, Richard Martin, will be a speaker at the Louisiana Association for Justice’s 2017 “High Stakes on the High Seas” Maritime Law Conference in August. He will be educating his fellow attorney colleagues on the subject of “Personal Jursidiction Under the Federal Procedure Rules.” Richard is a veteran trial lawyer with over 30 years…

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act allows qualified injured workers to receive federal workers’ compensation type benefits for their injuries without regard to fault. The compensation is more limited than that allowed under the Jones Act. This means if you are injured on a fixed platform in the Gulf of Mexico, you have a…

For more than 40 years, the Lamothe Law Firm in New Orleans has maintained a national reputation for excellence in catastrophic injury litigation. We focus on representing severely injured victims and the surviving families of those killed in accidents of all kinds. Our broad scope of litigation includes product liability and serious auto accidents as…

A win for Lamothe Law Firm attorney Richard Martin and our client! Defense motions to dismiss were denied March 20, 2017 in Willis D. O’Berry vs. ENSCO PLC, et al., No. 16-3569 “E” (E.D. La.). Mr. O’Berry, a Jones Act seaman from Mississippi, was injured during required helicopter escape at sea certification. The injury took…

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act allows qualified injured workers to receive federal workers’ compensation type benefits for their injuries without regard to fault. The compensation is more limited than that allowed under the Jones Act. This means if you are injured on a fixed platform in the Gulf of Mexico, you have a…

What are my rights under the Jones Act? The Jones Act is a law enacted by Congress that provides protection to persons (“seamen”) who are members of the crew of a vessel. The Jones Act applies to inland river workers as well as offshore workers who work on a jack-up rig, semi-submersible, barge, drill ship,…

  We are pleased to announce that Corporate INTL Global Awards has named the Lamothe Law Firm the “Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana” for 2017. Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers. The awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past 12 months and who have…

LLF attorney Richard Martin will be giving a Maritime Law 101 seminar as Continuing Legal Education to other attorneys this month.   This Maritime CLE will be part of the Louisiana Association of Justice “CLE á la Carte New Orleans” program at the Windsor Court Hotel on December 29, 2016.

THE LONGSHOREMAN AND HARBOR WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT AND ISSUES WHICH AFFECT DAMAGE RECOVERY BY THE PLAINTIFF by Richard M. Martin, Jr. The Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (“LHWCA”),1 allocates the costs of industrial accidents through a compromise between the rights of employees and employers that is typical of many workers’ compensation schemes: an injured…

Our client was injured while working on a pipe lay barge. He tripped and fell over an upright metal flange directly across an upper deck stairway landing. He sustained a 40% permanent impairment of the left leg and two surgeries were needed. One defendant settled prior to trial for a confidential sum. We tried the…

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