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July 11, 2019

Can I Be Blacklisted for Filing a Maritime Injury Claim?

If you have been injured at work and you work within the maritime industry, you may be entitled to financial support and other benefits. But many times, despite being entitled to said benefits, injured maritime workers will refrain from filing a claim because of the fear of retaliation and being blacklisted.  Below, we go into …

June 20, 2019

Can I Sue a Louisiana Government Agency for an Injury?

When someone else’s recklessness or negligence directly or indirectly causes you to endure severe injuries, that individual or entity should be brought to justice. However, when a government agency is to blame for your accident, your case will immediately become more complex due to a law known as government immunity. Below, we describe what government …

May 17, 2019

Most Common Offshore Oil Rig Injuries

Working on an offshore oil rig leaves you far more likely to suffer a serious injury while performing your work duties. As such, you may be able to obtain financial support through the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act (LHWCA), which is similar to statewide workers compensation benefits. This is because those who work on …

April 25, 2019

Suing Uber or Lyft for an Auto Injury

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have grown in popularity over the years, and while they are certainly beneficial to those in need of a ride, when you’re involved in an accident with one, you may need to take legal action against them to obtain the compensation you need to recuperate. However, bringing an accident …

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 …