Posts Categorized In: Maritime

Boat Manufacturer Liability in Maritime Accidents

The recent capsize of the SEACOR POWER off the Louisiana coast has brought renewed attention to an important question related to maritime disasters. Who is liable when a vessel’s crewmembers are injured or lost? Multiple parties may have overlapping liability under the law for concurrent acts (or omissions) that contributed to the occurrence. These parties… Read More

Richard Martin in the News – Seacor Power Hearing

The two week U.S. Coast Guard hearing into the Seacor Power capsize in the Gulf of Mexico has ended. According to John Simerman’s article in The Advocate, “Hearing Reveals Troubling Details of Capsizing.” According to the article, even though the National Weather Service began issuing weather warnings about 9 am that morning and special marine… Read More

Can a Maritime Employer Be Held Liable for Failing to Provide for Crew Safety?

For crew members and other maritime workers, tragedies like the recent capsizing of the SEACOR POWER off the Louisiana coast hit close to home. Unfortunately, many maritime and offshore catastrophes are compounded when crew members in an emergency discover safety equipment is missing, defective, or improperly maintained. Precious lost moments searching for safety gear or… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Files Lawsuit against Seacor Marine

On June 1, 2021, in the aftermath of the April 13, 2021 SEACOR POWER disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Richard Martin and Frank Lamothe of the New Orleans-based Lamothe Law Firm, LLC, filed a General Maritime Law Complaint for Damages on behalf of Dwayne Lewis against Seacor Marine, LLC. Seacor Liftboats, LLC, and Semco,… Read More

Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana for 2021

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 2021. Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers. The awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past year and who have shown excellence… Read More

Most Common Injuries in Oil Platform Accidents and Compensation: What You Need to Know

In 2018, the oil and gas rig industry employed over 140,000 people. The oil industry certainly pays well, but the high pay doesn’t come without risk. In any occupation, work injuries can occur. In the oil industry, severe work conditions can quickly turn everyday work into a life-changing or fatal occurrence. Several factors make working… Read More

Who is Responsible for Oil Platform Injuries?

Working on an oil rig can be a hazardous occupation. Employees are pressured to move fast and produce quickly. They continuously operate heavy and sometimes faulty machinery, and they are often given little training beforehand, relying primarily on on-the-job training. It is not uncommon for oil rig employees to work abnormally long hours, leading to… Read More

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