Offshore Workers Injured in Shell Offshore Platform Fire
The United States Coast Guard said this morning that two offshore workers were injured and more than three dozen evacuated after a fire on the Shell Enchilada offshore platform. Enchilada is an oil and gas transportation and processing hub ... read more
Offshore Workers and Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico
There are thousands of offshore workers in the Gulf of Mexico at any one time. The offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico enjoys many advantages over other production regions in the world. The Gulf of Mexico has a large and ... read more
How Much Will I Get in Maintenance Benefits under the Jones Act?
If you are a sailor or other maritime worker who has been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages under the Jones Act, including maintenance and cure benefits. In addition to regulating maritime commerce in ... read more
Maritime Whistleblowers: Protections in Brown Water & Blue Water
The Problem Facing Maritime Whistleblowers Maritime Whistleblowers face a difficult decision: report an illegal activity to the government or risk criminal prosecution for participating in the illegal activity. Cayce Peterson, managing partner ... read more
Lake Pontchartrain Platform Explosion – What Is A Commingling Facility?
On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 7:18 p.m., an oil and gas platform explosion occurred in Lake Pontchartrain. The platform explosion and subsequent fire injured eight nearby workers. Although the cause of the platform explosion is ... read more
Protecting Push Boat Workers and America’s Inland Waterways
You may not realize it, but our economic prosperity as a country comes from our ability to move cargo on the water. Push boat workers move gas, oil, grain, coal, iron and other cargo quicker and cheaper on the water than by any other method. ... read more
Car Crashes Increase after Speed Limit Hike
Last summer, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation to increase the speed limit for interstate travel to 70 mph. The speed limit is not the only thing that has increased since then. Car accidents have spiked, causing speculation as ... read more
Fall Protection: When Working at Height Always Wear a Harness
Fall protection is the most effective way to eliminate injuries while working at height. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Many workers think harnesses get in the way of work. No matter how ... read more
Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Brewers Due to Defect
Keurig is now recalling more than 7 million machines due to reports of burn injuries. Keurig manufactures single-serve coffee brewing machines that are very popular in the US. The machines use a single packet that makes one cup off coffee as ... read more
Wage Theft: Is Your Employer Stealing From You?
Where Wage Theft Occurs Wage theft occurs when an employer does not fully compensate employees for the time they have worked. Every day, minimum wage workers are cheated by their employers out of money they have earned. The most common place ... read more