What Can A Seaman Do If Their Employer Ends Maintenance and Cure Too Soon?
When a seaman becomes unable to work due to an on the job injury or illness, maritime law allows them to collect maintenance and cure benefits from their employers. How Does Maintenance & Cure Work? Maintenance benefits are payments for an ... read more
Third Fatal Offshore Accident in a Month Reported in the Gulf of Mexico
Two people were killed and another injured Sunday in an accident at Shell Oil’s Auger Tension Leg Platform in the Gulf of Mexico, about 214 miles southwest of New Orleans. This is the third fatal offshore accident to be reported in the Gulf in ... read more
Celebrating National Maritime Day & NOLA Maritime Month
The Lambert Firm would like everyone to join us in honoring the men and women of the maritime industry on National Maritime Day, May 22, and during the Port of New Orleans’ Maritime Month celebrations. May 22, 2019 is National Maritime Day, a ... read more
Legal Protection for Cruise Ship Workers Who Report Environmental Law Violations
A Federal Judge has threatened to ban Princess Carnival cruise ships from U.S. ports starting in June. Last week, U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Seitz reprimanded the cruise ship company for violations of a $40 million settlement she imposed ... read more
Fight Continues Over Who Will Clean Up 15-Year-Old Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
A dispute has been brewing between the U.S. Government and Taylor Energy over who’s going to pay for cleaning up what may become the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The Longest Continuous Oil Leak in U.S. History In 1984, Taylor Energy ... read more
Who’s Responsible for Maritime Injuries Caused by Defective Products or Equipment?
Each year, thousands of maritime workers are either injured or killed when the heavy equipment and machinery used aboard vessels, offshore oil rigs, or on the docks fails due to defective parts. When maritime workers become injured due to an ... read more
Will New OSHA Regulations Reduce Maritime Workers’ Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica?
Sandblasting, also known as abrasive blasting, is a commonly used technique to remove paint, and clean and prepare ship hulls, bulkheads, decks and tanks for paints and coatings during the repair and refurbishing process. Sandblasting produces ... read more
Maritime Chemists Help Prevent Accidents in the Enclosed Spaces aboard Vessels
Maritime chemists are leading efforts to make onboard working conditions safer, especially in the enclosed spaces aboard vessels. Whether it’s on the seas, in port, or in the shipyard, one of the most dangerous places to work onboard a vessel is ... read more