Aaron, Phillips 66, Maritime & Jones Act

OFFSHORE OIL RIG PLATFORMAaron, Phillips 66, Maritime & Jones Act: A recent case in the United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana ruled on a Motion to remand.

The Aaron, Phillips 66, Maritime & Jones Act case documents what many workers on a vessel, helicopter, tugboat, ship, offshore, oil rig, oil platform, roustabouts, longshoreman and seaman may face today – an onshore injury, offshore injury or oil rig accident suffered while working on a ship or vessel, helicopter, oil rig, oil platform or offshore that may be a potential admiralty injury, Jones act injury & maritime injury case.

The Court ruled: the Court will grant the pending motions and remand this case to the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Plaintiffs filed a Petition for Damages in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.
  • In the Petition for Damages, Plaintiffs, who were employed as offshore workers in the oil and gas industry, claim that they were exposed to asbestos containing products and materials.
  • Plaintiffs asserted claims under both the Jones Act and general maritime law.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 14-601 – February 11, 2015.


OFFSHORE OIL RIG PLATFORMHave you been injured in an offshore accident? Offshore injury?

If you have been injured while working as longshoremen, roughneck, roustabout, cruise ship employee, etc., the laws that govern the areas of navigation, shipping, and overseas injuries, known as maritime and admiralty laws, may protect you.

Individuals suffering a Maritime, Admiralty, Jones Act type personal injury (offshore injury, offshore accident, oil rig injury, oil rig accident or injured offshore, mesothelioma) may be entitled to compensation in the form of maintenance payments, lost wages, monies for medical treatment and other damages. These are some of the jobs that may fall under maritime, Jones act or admiralty law:

  • Merchant Marine
  • Longshoremen
  • Cruise Ships
  • Ship Construction
  • River Boats
  • Tug Boats
  • Fish Processing
  • Commercial Underwater Divers
  • Oil Platform/Rig Workers/Roughnecks
  • Casino Boats
  • Helicopter

For more on admiralty, Jones act and maritime injury cases, please follow this link.


At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you have been injured while out at sea, injured while on a boat, helicopter or vessel, working on an oil rig platform and are considered a longshoreman, seaman, and need an admiralty lawyer, Jones act lawyer or maritime lawyer to help you file an admiralty lawsuit, Jones act lawsuit or maritime lawsuit, please contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.