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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

CDC’s Plan to Prevent Sexual Violence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published an ebook called “A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence”. You can download the ebook HERE.  Segments included in the ebook include: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women Create Protective… Read More

Information Every Parent Should Know to Protect Their Children

Sex offenders target minors because children are vulnerable, may not understand inappropriate behavior or touching, or are too frightened to report or tell someone about assault or abuse. It’s up to parents and caregivers to recognize the signs and know what actions to take. In “Child Sexual Abuse – Information Every Parent Should Know,” a… Read More

Vessel – Master Questions

LLF attorney Richard Martin recently published this article in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, “Louisiana Advocates,” June 2019 edition. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 2 will focus on service under Louisiana law and how to turn a vessel’s master into an employee of the foreign management company. Can a… Read More

Catastrophic Injuries Jump at Popular Trampoline Parks

Most birthday parties or fun afternoons with family and friends don’t involve children suffering catastrophic injuries after being thrown violently and unexpectedly into hard surfaces. Unfortunately, the increased popularity of trampoline parks is leading to a jump in serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries among kids and adults alike. Before you consider a trip to one… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm – Auto Accident Attorneys

Auto accidents occur every day. In fact, more than 40,000 deaths are caused by auto accidents in the United States every year and thousands more are injured. The Lamothe Law Firm regularly represents local New Orleans area clients who have been injured in car accidents. Our goal is to get our clients the maximum financial… 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

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