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On April 15, 2021, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3 rd Class Carlos Garza declared the capsizing of the Seacor Power liftboat as a “major marine casualty.” Officer Garza further explained that the event “qualified as a major marine casualty because the ship weighed more than 100 tons and is estimated to have sustained damage of $2 million or more.” As of Friday, April 16, 2021, crews had “searched… Source
The tragic events of the Seacor Power continue to unfold just two days after it capsized in the Gulf of Mexico just 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. With new information that has surfaced by rescue teams and other experts, many questions have formed. Liftboats look like a barge and are made up of three to four legs that are planted into the seafloor. These vessels are commonly found in… Source
On Tuesday afternoon, April 13, 2021, at around 4:30 pm the United States Coast Guard received notification that an estimated 175-foot ship capsized 8 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. According to multiple reports, there were 19 people on board the ship, which has been described as a Seacor Power commercial lift vessel. These kinds of ships are generally used in the oil & Source
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and globalized, so does work. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a decrease in some economic activity, essential workers have still been called on consistently to put their safety on the line to help keep our country running. Whether you’re an essential worker or not—and whether you’ve been working remotely or on-site—sometimes your job can… Source
On most construction sites, there is usually one general contractor and multiple subcontractors or trades performing specialty work. The high amount of workers present can often cause chaos which renders the construction site unsafe and increases exposure for workers to be injured. What becomes even more chaotic is determining who can be held liable for a workers’ injuries when so many different… Source
If you are seeking legal representation for injuries you suffered in a refinery accident, in an oil rig explosion, or in another situation where someone may be responsible for your losses, you probably already know that most work injury lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis. But, what you might not know is that there is a lot more to contingency fee arrangements than simply… Source
According to a study in May 2019, Texas employed more roustabouts—commonly referred to as an unskilled laborer—than the next four states combined (Oklahoma, North Dakota, New Mexico, and Colorado). These workers typically find employment in the oil and gas industry, both onshore and offshore. Two common sources of Texas’ onshore oil and gas are the Eagle Ford Shale in the valley and the Permian… Source
Choosing a work injury attorney can be a challenging process. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or tragically killed in a work-related accident, experienced work injury lawyers can assist. Dealing with the aftermath of an injury or accident can be difficult and confusing. The right work injury lawyer can help you through the process. There are several important factors to consider… Source
Experts are either or both routinely hired and consulted in cases involving personal injury. Experts take many forms. In some cases, they are physicians who give opinions about the nature, cause, and extent of a person’s injuries. Others are used to dispute the reasonableness of charges. Still, others assist the jury in determining whether a company’s decision violated some standard or practice… Source
Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan set the internet abuzz when it aired on Sunday. Some people were fascinated by the peek behind Buckingham Palace’s walls into British royal family politics. Others found themselves asking “didn’t we win the American Revolution so we’d never have to care about what British monarchs are up to again?” Regardless of which camp you belong to… Source