Frank Lamothe

What Do Injured Seamen Need to Prove to Obtain Jones Act Compensation?

For most workers in non-maritime industries, receiving compensation from their employers for on-the-job injuries means applying for and receiving workers’ compensation benefits. This is a “no fault” benefit, meaning the employee gets the care regardless of whether he/she or the employer caused the injury. The trade-off is that the injured worker cannot sue the employer… Read More

Sexual Assault in Prison Is More Common Than You Might Think

by Frank E. Lamothe, III Sexual assaults in our nation’s prisons and jails is commonplace, and the statistics regarding incidents involving women and juveniles is staggering. A federal law has sought to slow the trend through prevention and education, and several states have followed suit. Prison Sexual Assault by the Numbers According to a 2012… Read More

Oilfield Boom Means More Jobs for Oilfield Workers– and More Injuries and Deaths

by Frank E. Lamothe, III For most oilfield workers in Louisiana, Texas, and other oil-producing states, times are good. A boom in American fossil fuel exports has turbocharged hiring in the drilling and extraction industries, with thousands of new jobs putting big paychecks into the pockets of toolpushers, drillers, derrick hands, motormen, lead-hands, and others…. Read More

What Are My Rights for a Maritime/Offshore Injury?

At Lamothe Law Firm, maritime personal injury claims represent a large portion of our trial practice. Although our attorneys are also admitted to practice in Mississippi and Texas, where coastal federal district and state county courts have some maritime cases, Lamothe Law Firm is home-based in New Orleans, which is the heart of maritime litigation… Read More

Offshore Litigation Primer Presentation

At Lamothe Law Firm, we know maritime, offshore accident and river boat injuries law. We have represented numerous claimants who were injured while working offshore.  Please see our Maritime & Offshore and our River Boat Injuries website pages for lots of useful information. Frank Lamothe has over 40 years experience in representing maritime and offshore… Read More

You’ve Been Injured While Ridesharing with Uber or Lyft – Who Pays?

Since New Orleans first allowed ridesharing services to operate in 2015, companies like Uber and Lyft have seen explosive growth. In fact, during the first six months of 2016, passengers took 2,342,673 Uber/Lyft trips in the city according to the New Orleans Department of Safety & Permits. That’s a drop in the bucket compared to… Read More

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