Maritime

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?
What is Maximum Medical Improvement?
When you get injured while working offshore or near a vessel or boat, a term that you may hear is “maximum medical improvement.” While it is a legal term, it is actually a description of...
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Basics of the Jones Act for Offshore Injured Workers
Basics of the Jones Act for Offshore Injured Workers
If you are a Louisiana resident who makes your living on the water, severe injury and death on the job are realistic prospects you must prepare for potentially occurring. Most offshore injuries are a reality...
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Does Maritime law apply to accidents on rivers and lakes?
Does Maritime law apply to accidents on rivers and lakes?
When most people think of maritime law, they usually imagine accidents that occur offshore or in open blue water involving vessels such as barges, cargo ships, and oil platforms. But what about the waters that...
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Here’s What an Injured Seaman May Recover After Being Hurt at Work
Here’s What an Injured Seaman May Recover After Being Hurt at Work
There’s no question that maritime work is necessary and vital to the economy, but it’s also frequently dangerous for the workers. The good news is that systems are in place to assist seamen who suffer...
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Important Time Limitations for Injured Maritime Workers
Important Time Limitations for Injured Maritime Workers
Time is a major element of all maritime claims that some injured seamen take for granted. The Uniform Statute of Limitations for Maritime Torts sets a three-year statute of limitations for claims that arise from...
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When Does Federal Maritime Law Apply To Oil And Gas Workers?
When Does Federal Maritime Law Apply To Oil And Gas Workers?
If you were hurt when working in the oil and gas industry, you may be wondering if maritime law applies to your injury. The answer is you likely have rights under federal maritime law as...
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Gulf of Mexico Commerical Fishing Accident Lawyer
Gulf of Mexico Commerical Fishing Accident Lawyer
The Gulf of Mexico covers an exceedingly wide area, including fishing locations off the coast of Louisiana. Crabbers, fishermen, lobstermen, and other seamen perform important jobs in the Gulf, but they also have to deal...
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Do Dockworkers Have Remedies Under Maritime Law?
Do Dockworkers Have Remedies Under Maritime Law?
The Port of New Orleans is a vital part of the City’s economy. The port generates approximately $100 million in revenue annually through cargo, rail, industrial real estate, and cruises. This economic power is supported...
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