Commercial Diving Accidents: Why Do They Happen and What Are Your Rights?
All maritime workers face on-the-job hazards, but some maritime jobs — such as being a commercial diver — are riskier than others. Why do commercial diving accidents happen? And what rights do commercial divers have after they become ... read more
COVID-19: What Rights Do Maritime Workers Have If They Get Sick at Work?
We don’t have to tell you that maritime work has always been risky. As you know, it’s gotten even more risky in the past couple of months, as the deadly COVID-19 virus spreads around the world. Despite the dangers, maintaining the ... read more
Staying Safe on Ships and Offshore Rigs During COVID-19 Pandemic
The past few weeks have brought unprecedented changes to our daily lives. As our nation continues to watch and wait for what will come next in the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the maritime attorneys at The Lambert Firm want to share some ... read more
The Role of VDRs in Investigating Maritime Accident Claims
When a vessel experiences an accident like a fire, collision or grounding, it’s important to be able to reconstruct the events that happened right before the accident in order to determine its cause. If injuries or deaths occurred as a ... read more
A Look Back At Some Of The Notable Maritime Industry News Stories Of 2019
As we continue into 2020, we’d thought we take some time to look back at some of the notable maritime industry news stories of 2019: Slips & Falls Are The Leading Cause of Maritime Accidents According to New Study Slips and falls are the ... read more
The Lambert Firm Attorneys Named to Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists
The Lambert Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Hugh “Skip” Lambert and partners Cayce Peterson and J. Christopher Zainey, Jr. were named Louisiana Super Lawyers for 2020. Partners Jeremy Soso and Jacki Smith were named to the 2020 ... read more
Gangway Injuries: Make Sure It is Secure Before You Cross
The gangway is the name of the stair, ladder or bridge structure that allows access to and from the deck of a ship, boat, dry dock or any type of vessel or marine structure. If the gangway is not properly secured, it may come loose and fall. If ... read more
Preventing Maritime Electrical Accidents
We all know that water and electricity can be a deadly combination. However, in today’s maritime industry, electricity is just as important as water to a vessel’s abilities to transport cargo. This makes the possibility of injury due to maritime ... read more