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LARRY CURTIS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY: A federal law covers workers' compensation for workers at sea
Workers struggled in Louisiana and other parts of the United States for the right protections to help them do their best work and contribute to the economy.
LARRY CURTIS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY: Compensation exists for all types of maritime worker injuries
If you work in a shipyard or a harbor or you're a longshore worker, then you were likely taught about the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act (LHWCA) when you were first trained for your job.
A Louisiana court recently heard and adjudicated an interesting case involving maritime law and the Jones Act. It is of particular interest because, while the plaintiff was awarded a seven-figure settlement, his Jones Act portion of the claim was denied.