FAQs: Offshore Platform Claims

Q. What law applies to an accident occurring on an offshore oil platform? A. Under the provisions of the federal law known as The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and based upon many decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the law of the adjacent state applies to offshore platforms to determine fault of parties…

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FAQs: Maritime Accidents

Q. What law applies to vessel injuries? A. Any injuries on what is known as “navigable waters” of the United States are governed by a federal law known as admiralty or maritime law. This is an ancient body of law which goes back many centuries and which was adopted by the United States when it…

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Motorcycle Accidents FAQs: All Injury and Wrongful Death Claims Q. Following an accident, do I need a personal injury attorney? A. It is my view that personal injury attorneys can serve clients effectively in the case of what I would term…

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Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Act

In workplace injuries occurring on land in Louisiana, or even on platforms in both navigable and non-navigable Louisiana waters, workplace injuries are typically governed by the provisions of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. Approximately 100 years ago, numerous states throughout this country realized that some type of automatic and effective system needed to be implemented…

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Jurisdiction of Federal Courts

1.  System of Federal Courts – In addition to the system of Louisiana courts described earlier in this manual, a court system established by the federal government also exists which encompasses three federal districts here in Louisiana. The federal court system is supervised by the United States Supreme Court, which was created by the United…

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