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February 25, 2019 Understanding Unseaworthiness in Maritime Injury Law

Understanding Unseaworthiness in Maritime Injury Law

When a maritime worker is injured on the job, they may require financial assistance while they are out of work and therefore unable to earn a living. However, injured maritime employees are not eligible for workers compensation benefits through the state of Louisiana, and many workers may be under the impression that this means they …

January 29, 2019 Louisiana Personal Injury Laws That Can Make or Break Your Case

Louisiana Personal Injury Laws That Can Make or Break Your Case

As if making the decision to pursue your personal injury claim wasn’t difficult enough, there are many Louisiana laws that can impact whether your case will be successful. Fortunately, when you work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Louisiana, you will have a highly trained professional by your side who will be well-versed in …

January 11, 2019 What Is Maintenance and Cure in Maritime Injury Law?

What Is Maintenance and Cure in Maritime Injury Law?

When seamen suffer serious injuries while working on their vessel, they can file a claim under the Jones Act to recoup their losses. The Jones Act is a federal law that was enacted to protect seamen, as they are legally ineligible for Louisiana workers compensation benefits. In order to qualify for Jones Act benefits, a …

December 5, 2018 Five Most Dangerous Intersections in New Orleans

Five Most Dangerous Intersections in New Orleans

Whether you’re a pedestrian or a driver, intersections can be difficult to navigate and dangerous. Sadly, that means many people are hurt or killed at intersections throughout New Orleans every year. While any crossroads can be dangerous, New Orleans is particularly known for its dangerous intersections. While the city is doing its best to fix …

October 31, 2018

What Are a Seaman’s Rights under the Jones Act?

If you’re a seaman who has suffered a serious injury, you may be able to file a claim against your employer under the Jones Act. This will allow you to obtain the compensation you need to continue supporting yourself and your family while you recuperate from your injuries. Below, we discuss which workers are considered …

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