Informed people across the country know how critically important maritime workers are in promoting the nation’s economy and security.
Anyone even remotely linked with the vast and varied maritime industry in Louisiana or elsewhere in the United States knows intimately well how important it is to the nation’s economy and security.
We referenced in a recent Simien & Simien blog post “an ongoing debate marked by a regulation-versus-profit rift” surrounding the country’s maritime industry. We underscored specifically in our firm’s March 10 blog entry a growing view that recently authored federal regulations have eroded safety protections for offshore workers and exposed them to increased dangers.
America's maritime commercial industry is a vast and sprawling realm, marked by ongoing challenges and seemingly limitless opportunities for exploitation and profit. Louisiana is a central player in that universe owing to both its singular proximity and long historical linkage to offshore business activity.
The Jones Act. General Maritime Law. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
Louisiana workers employed in the state’s vast maritime commercial realm know intimately well from hard-earned experience that their industry is a comparatively complex employment sector.