Posts Categorized In: Maritime

Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana for 2018

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 2018. 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 shown… Read More

Attorney Richard Martin – Speaker at Maritime Law Conference

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… Read More

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

LLF Attorneys Excel at Complex Injury Cases

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… Read More

LLF Admiralty Win in Federal Court

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… Read More

Maritime – Your Rights Under LHWCA

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 – Jones Act Rights

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,… Read More

Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana for 2017

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 shown… Read More

New Maritime Article – LHWCA Suit Primer

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… Read More

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