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Important Facts about the Jones Act

Jones Act Lawyer

The maritime industry encompasses any business involved with the design, operation, maintenance, or repair of sea vessels. Working in this industry can involve danger and risk, and employees who have experienced a work-related injury need to be aware of the Jones Act. This legislation protects the rights of maritime employees who have been injured due […]

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$9.6 Million Jones Act Verdict Upheld

Jones Act Lawyer

On April 28, 2016, the Houston Court of Appeals for the 1st District denied Diamond Offshore Services’ request for a rehearing en banc, choosing to uphold the decision by a three-judge panel that had previously affirmed the verdict for a Doyle LLP client against Diamond Offshore Services in July 2015. Willie David Williams is a […]

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Maritime Law as It Applies to Property Damage

Maritime law is a division of law that governs businesses and business activity involved with ships and shipping, as well as any crimes that occur on the open water. This legal division involves separate codes and jurisdictions, aside from national laws. When situations arise that involve insurance claims and property damage of ships and cargo or […]

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Oil Rig/Overseas Injury – Personal Injury

Oil Rig Injury

Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Weatherford International, LLC (“Weatherford”) for negligent operations leading to a serious shoulder injury suffered by its client while working on an oil rig overseas. Due to the negligence of Weatherford, Doyle LLP’s Client suffered injuries on or about May 14, 2015, at an oil rig located in […]

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Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers files suit against E Squared Marine Services LLC, Citgo Petroleum Corporation, and Gulf Sulphur Services Ltd., LLP

Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against E Squared Marine Services LLC, Citgo Petroleum Corporation, and Gulf Sulphur Services Ltd., LLP under the Jones Act and general maritime law and for the arbitrary and capricious denial of maintenance and cure The suit was brought to collect damages caused by the negligence of the client’s […]

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Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers files suit against Noble Drilling (US) LLC and Noble Offshore Corp. (“Noble”)

Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Noble Drilling (US) LLC and Noble Offshore Corp. (“Noble”) under the Jones Act and general maritime law alleging negligence on the part of Noble, unseaworthiness as to its vessel the M/V Tom Madden, wrongful termination, and wrongful denial of maintenance and cure . Doyle LLP’s client was […]

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Court Rejects Appeal that injured offshore worker awarded “too much”

Maritime Injury Lawyer

The First Court of Appeals of Texas this week issued an opinion (http://www.search.txcourts.gov/SearchMedia.aspx?MediaVersionID=2bb3591e-accb-4299-bce1-7766ff273147&coa=coa01&DT=Opinion&MediaID=240869e8-71b1-4845-903f-339f405dca80) affirming a jury verdict for $8.5 million for Willie “David” Williams, a mechanic injured onboard Diamond Offshore’s drilling rig OCEAN LEXINGTON working offshore Egypt in 2008. Mr. Williams’s lawsuit included claims under the Jones Act, doctrine of unseaworthiness, and general maritime law. […]

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Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against KEPPEL AMFELS, L.L.C. (“KEPPEL AMFELS”) for negligence leading to a workplace accident.

Workplace Accident Lawyer

Our client was dutifully employed as support personnel on an offshore rig operated by KEPPEL AMFELS. On or about August 9, 2013, our client was returning from a lunch break when Plaintiff’s hand was caught in a cable attached to a pulley that was not properly maintained and did not have adequate safety protections. Plaintiff […]

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Supreme Court May Take Up The Jones Act Again

The Jones Act is an extremely important law for anyone who works on the sea. It allows people who work as seamen and are injured on the job to have a trial by jury to sue for damages. It’s very similar to the same rights that railroad workers have. However, not everyone that works on […]

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