Posts Categorized In: Maritime

What Are My Rights When Injured Offshore?

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

Lamothe Law Firm – Maritime and Offshore Accident Attorneys

Our maritime attorneys are Frank Lamothe, Richard Martin and Julien Lamothe. The maritime attorneys at the Lamothe Law Firm represent workers who are injured in many different circumstances working on offshore equipment and structures including: – Fixed Platforms – Jackup Rigs – Semi-Submersibles – Crew Boats – Offshore Supply Vessels – Drill Ships At Lamothe… Read More

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

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… Read More

Maritime – 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, tug / towboat, crew boat , drill ship,… Read More

Frank Lamothe and Richard Martin – Maritime Attorneys

Frank Lamothe and Richard Martin are considered some of the best admiralty and maritime lawyers and are extremely skilled trial lawyers who have won numerous multi-million dollar maritime and offshore personal injury and wrongful death cases in both state and federal courts in Louisiana as well as in other states. Their litigation experience has involved… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Maritime Attorney Articles

Frank Lamothe and Richard Martin are considered some of the best maritime lawyers in the state and are extremely skilled trial lawyers who have won numerous multi-million dollar maritime and offshore personal injury, and wrongful death cases, in both state and federal courts in Louisiana as well as in other states. Their litigation experience has… Read More

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

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