Maritime workers in Louisiana are a work class unto themselves because their work is unlike any other craft, and the employment positions are diverse. Different workers have different responsibilities, but all are working in the same dangerous environment that can...
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On Behalf of Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney | Jan 18, 2021 | Admiralty & Maritime Law, Blog, Jones Act
One of the most dangerous occupations for Louisiana workers and others across the Gulf of Mexico is working on the high seas. The southern coast makes many maritime jobs available for both the local and inland workforce. Regardless of specific job responsibilities,...
On Behalf of Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney | Jan 18, 2021 | Maritime Accidents
While there are many offshore jobs in the Louisiana region, most of them tie to the oil industry. If you are one of those offshore workers, you need to continually think about your safety because working offshore can be dangerous. Struck-by, caught-in or...
On Behalf of Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney | Jan 12, 2021 | Maritime Accidents
Admiralty and maritime law can be complicated, especially for laypeople. There are special risks for people who work at sea, and there are particular laws that apply to that line of work. Residents of Louisiana should be aware of the risks to these workers and what...
On Behalf of Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney | Jan 5, 2021 | Maritime Accidents
A boating accident can quickly turn a pleasant day into one with pain and injury. Residents of Louisiana and other coastal states may want to learn more about why these accidents happen. Accidents on the water range from small boats to large vessels, and they may...
On Behalf of Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney | Dec 30, 2020 | Jones Act
Most employers in Louisiana are required by law to provide safe working environments for their employees and to provide workers' compensation in the case of an accident. However, mariners aren't covered under regular employment law. The Jones Act requires mariner...
In Louisiana and many other states, some companies will borrow employees from another company to perform a job that they may not have the right personnel to complete. These borrowed employees will work within their location until the job is completed, and then they...
On Behalf of Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney | Dec 8, 2020 | Blog, Jones Act
The Jones Act of 1920 was a very positive piece of legislation for all merchant marines in Louisiana. It provided them with insurance coverage for workplace injuries that occur on the high seas and fall under maritime law rules. Maritime law itself differs...
On Behalf of Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney | Nov 24, 2020 | Blog, Jones Act, Maritime Accidents
The Jones Act is the workers' compensation legislation that covers injured workers out at sea while performing employment-related tasks. The law has long included those who travel the high seas working cargo ships as merchant marines along with those who have worked...
On Behalf of Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney | Nov 10, 2020 | Maritime Accidents
The workers employed on Louisiana's numerous offshore oil and gas facilities have very dangerous jobs. They also work under a patchwork of federal and state laws. The state's workers' compensation program protects those employed on shore or in state waters, but...
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