Barge Accident Highlights Dangers of Navigating Mississippi River During High Water Stages
A tow barge struck the Gov. Nicholls Street wharf in New Orleans last week, damaging a number of pilings. No injuries or spills were reported as a result of the incident, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The incident served to ... read more
Offshore Worker Killed on Platform off Louisiana Coast
A third-party construction worker was killed Saturday while replacing firewater plug piping on an oil platform off the Louisiana coast. No other injuries were reported and no pollution occurred as a result of the incident. The Bureau of Safety ... read more
Can You Be Blacklisted for Filing an Offshore Injury Claim?
If you are a maritime worker who has been injured in an on-the-job accident caused by the unseaworthiness of a vessel or the negligence of a vessel’s owner, captain or crew, you have a right to seek compensation for your damages by filing ... read more
How Long Do I Have to File a Maritime Injury Claim?
If you are a maritime worker injured while on the job, there are many advantages to seeking legal representation from an experienced offshore injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident takes place. There are statutes of limitations ... read more
6 Barges Break Away on Intracoastal Waterway Near Houma After Striking Concrete Barrier
Six barges broke broke free from an uninspected towing vessel Tuesday night after a collision with a concrete barrier on the Intracoastal Waterway near Houma. There were no reports of injuries or pollution as a result of the accident, but the ... read more
Worker Killed in Equipment-related Accident on Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig
A worker was killed in an equipment-related accident Sunday on a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico, about 172 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. According to a news release from the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the ... read more
Do I Have to See a Company Doctor After a Maritime Injury?
Accidents happen, especially working on the water. Maritime law is very different than the laws of the land, and it can be confusing to know your rights. So, what are your rights if you get injured in an offshore accident? You Are Not Required ... read more
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