Archive for November, 2011

Do I Have to Give a Recorded Statement In Order to Receive Medical Treatment?

Absolutely Not! In the aftermath of a serious offshore injury, Jones Act seamen are entitled to immediate medical care. Your employer has an affirmative duty to provide you with medical treatment, known under the Jones Act as “cure”, until youRead More

BP Set To Resume Drilling Operations In The Gulf

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) recently approved BP’s drilling plan for the Kaskida development, clearing the way for the company’s imminent return to the Gulf of Mexico. This decision comes just 18 months afterRead More

BP and Transocean Seek Introduction of U.S. Government’s Role into Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation

It appears BP and Transocean have finally found something that they agree on. BP, the operator of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded on April 20, 2010, and Transocean, the owner, have both responded in opposition to a plaintiffRead More

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