Maritime Law Applied to On the Job Injuries

On the job injuries can affect anyone, with some reported cases maritime injuries are difficult to resolve due to the fact that off shore workers cannot receive the mandated medical care requirement set up by most workers compensation insurance companies.Read More

The Jones Act: Am I Covered?

In the wake of a serious offshore injury, one of the first and most important things you will need to find out is what body of law applies to you. Is it the Jones Act? The Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’Read More

BP Settles Bulk of Gulf Oil Spill Cases for $7.8 Billion

Rumors are swirling that BP, Plc has reached a $7.8 billion settlement with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), a group that represents more than 100,000 individuals negatively affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill. This settlementRead More

Zehl & Associates Has Won Over $35 Million in Settlements and Verdicts Since December 2011 Alone

The Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates take pride in representing offshore workers who have been seriously hurt due to the negligence of others. Whether it’s a careless fellow crew member, a poorly-maintained piece of equipment onboard the vesselRead More

BP Gulf Spill Trial On-Track After Cameron Loses Appeal

Cameron International Corporation sought to push back the BP Deepwater Horizon February 27th trial date by appealing U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s decision, based upon maritime law, to conduct a nonjury trial regarding who is liable for the explosion andRead More

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Cameron Seeks To Delay Feb. 27 Trial

Cameron International Corporation, the company responsible for manufacturing the blowout preventer (BOP) used on BP’s Macondo oil well, urged a federal appeals court on Tuesday to delay the February 27 trial date issued by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier. CameronRead 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

Tug Boat Engine Room Fire in San Leon

The San Leon, Texas Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to the Robinson Docks on Dickinson Bayou Monday evening to battle an engine room fire on a tugboat. Due to the confined space, the fire quickly spread to the vessel’s deckRead More

Hercules Liftboat Capsizes; 5 Crewmembers Treated for Minor Injuries

Houston-based Hercules Offshore announced today that one of its liftboats, the Starfish, capsized after being struck by multiple waterspouts on the evening of September 30, 2011. The accident occurred roughly 30 miles from Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Fortunately, all five crewmembersRead More

Injured Offshore? Odds Are You’re Being Watched

After an on-the-job injury, chances are high that your employer will place you under video surveillance. In an effort to avoid paying for injuries, maritime employers often hire private investigators to film injured employees doing things outside the house thatRead More


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