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Oil Drilling Accidents On the Rise?

Posted in News and Events on November 13, 2018

As if the job of oil rig workers wasn’t hazardous enough, research has shown a spike in the number of oil drilling accidents in recent years. This is in correlation to the increased production of oil in the United States. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the production of crude oil grew substantially from…

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Brain and Head Offshore Injuries

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on October 18, 2018

Working offshore as a seaman can be a very lucrative career. But just as it is profitable, it is also very dangerous. Brain and head injuries are some of the most horrific injuries a seaman can suffer. They happen often in the maritime industry, and while some accidents are unavoidable, many others would have never…

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Employer Negligence Under the Jones Act

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law on October 9, 2018

Offshore work is one of the most dangerous jobs in America and requires vessel owners to ensure the safest working conditions to diminish any potential risk to employees. Unfortunately, some employers may skip out on providing the maintenance the vessel needs or avoid updating equipment as needed. This negligence can result in unsafe working conditions….

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Common Injuries Commercial Fishermen Face and What They Can Do After an Accident

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law, High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on October 2, 2018

Working as an offshore fisherman is not easy and comes with risks that are not found in the average job. These risks greatly increase when employers are negligent or fail to provide adequate working conditions for their laborers. The Houston maritime lawyers at Lapeze & Johns understand these difficulties and care for your well-being. We…

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Maritime Accident FAQs

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law on October 1, 2018

Being a maritime or offshore worker is not easy. The job comes with many challenges, tough working conditions, and exposure to dangerous situations. On top of that, maritime law can make it challenging for individuals who have been injured on the job. The Houston maritime attorneys at Lapeze & Johns care for your well-being and…

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New Regulations in 2018 Affect Maritime Workers

Posted in Get To Know Maritime Law on September 7, 2018

This past June, the U.S. Coast Guard established new regulations for towing and tug vessels meant to improve safety standards. These new regulations were published under 46 CFR Subchapter M and state that vessels must undergo inspections by the Coast Guard or an authorized third party. The Houston maritime lawyers at Lapeze & Johns want…

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Two Offshore Workers Suffer Fractures, One Other Worker Dies in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury, News and Events on August 25, 2018

The Incident On June 27, 2018, two offshore workers suffered severe injuries while another was was pronounced dead after an offshore accident occurred on the Arenque Oil Platform, 30 kilometers out from Mexico’s Gulf Coast near Tamaulipas. Assistance was provided by the Mexican Red Cross at the dock of the Commsa Company near Ciudad Madero….

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Rig Worker Struck on Head Brings Major Lawsuit Against Trio of Oil Companies

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 24, 2018

There is no doubt that the oil and gas industry is a serious money-making business, and one that projects to continue to expand. This July saw the production of crude oil in the US pass 11 million barrels per day, setting a new national record. While the potential for the economy is intriguing, to say…

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The Top Five Causes of Offshore Oil Rig Accidents

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 22, 2018

The offshore oil and gas industry brings in a lot of money and employment opportunities for the United States. Although the industry creates many jobs for workers along the Gulf Coast and throughout Texas, the hazardous nature of the maritime industry can result in severe injuries or even death. Offshore work on oil rigs, gas…

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What You Should Know About Ferry Accidents & Injuries

Posted in High Seas, High Risk: Offshore Injury on August 14, 2018

There are many forms of public transportation for people looking to save time, money, or who just want to avoid driving. While most people will think of buses, taxis, or even railway, for those of us living along the Gulf Coast or near large bodies of water, ferries are another option. Ferries – whether used…

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