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offshore injury The Single Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Injured Offshore

March 31, 2016

New Orleans, LA Offshore Injury Lawyer What you do (or don’t do) after you are injured in an offshore accident will ultimately determine whether or not you are treated fairly in your claim for compensation. All too often, those injured in maritime accidents make the same mistake that hurts their claim for compensation more than […]

New Orleans Offshore Injury Attorneys - Herman Herman & Katz, LLC Common Offshore Injuries and How to Avoid Them

January 5, 2016

Legal Experience for Offshore Accidents and Injuries in New Orleans A career in the offshore/maritime field is one of the most dangerous fields anyone could enter. There are daily hazards on these job sites, and unfortunately, there are frequent injuries among offshore workers. Most of these injuries could be avoided if workers and employers observed […]

Types of Offshore Maritime Claims

May 16, 2014

Experienced New Orleans Lawyer Serving the Offshore Community Maritime law provides offshore workers and their families with certain protections. Maritime law encompasses U.S. law that governs activities in navigable waterways and the sea. Maritime law, also called admiralty law, provides certain offshore workers and their families with the opportunity to recover certain types of damages […]

Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act

May 14, 2014

New Orleans, LA Offshore Workers’ Compensation Lawyer The Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) is designed to provide coverage for injured maritime workers who are not able to pursue compensation under the Jones Act because they are not seaman.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, LHWCA provides work-related injury and occupational disease protection […]

General Maritime Law

Experienced Maritime Law Attorney Serving all of New Orleans General maritime law generally refers to the body of cases decided by various courts before the enactment of the Jones Act in 1920.  General maritime law provides important protections for offshore maritime workers. One important protection is a seaworthy vessel.  General maritime law requires the owner […]

Death On The High Seas Act

New Orleans, LA Offshore Fatal Accident Lawyer The Death On The High Seas Act (DOHSA) was enacted in 1920 and provides the families of maritime workers that die as a result of offshore accidents in international waters with a method of recovery against an offshore employer and/or vessel owner.   DOHSA claims are similar to […]

The Jones Act

Proving Experienced Legal Services to Offshore Workers in New Orleans The Jones Act, more formally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, provides crew members aboard offshore vessels with certain legal rights designed to protect their health and welfare in the face of many potential dangerous conditions. The Jones Act allows crew members to […]