Boudreaux, Global Offshore Resources, Jones Act & Seaman

Fotosearch_k9174474Boudreaux, Global Offshore Resources, Jones Act & Seaman: A recent case in the United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Lafayette Division ruled on a Motion to Remand.

The Boudreaux, Global Offshore Resources, Jones Act & Seaman case documents what many workers on a vessel, tugboat, ship, offshore, oil rig, oil platform, roustabouts and seaman may face today – an onshore, offshore injury or oil rig accident suffered while working on a ship or vessel, oil rig, oil platform or offshore that may be a potential admiralty injury, Jones act injury & maritime injury case.  The XCourt ruled: the motion is GRANTED.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Plaintiffs, Boudreaux and Guidry, were employed by Global.
  • On November 4, 2013, Boudreaux was assigned to the Hornbeck Offshore Services (“Hornbeck”) vesselsVoyager and Sweetwater, while Guidry was assigned to the Hornbeck vessel Stormridge. 
  • On that date, plaintiffs were en route to a safety meeting hosted by Global, when a third-party automobile caused an accident resulting in plaintiffs’ alleged injuries.
  • On July 15, 2014, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Global in the 15th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, asserting claims under the general maritime law and the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. §§ 30104-30105 (formerly 46 U.S.C. App. § 688), as well as for maintenance and cure. 
  • Plaintiffs invoked the “savings to suitors” clause under 28 U.S.C. § 1333 and requested a jury trial. (Petition, ¶¶ VII, XI).

 To find out more on the case, see Case No. 14-2507 – January 30, 2015.


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

If you have been injured while working as longshoremen, roughneck, 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) 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

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 on a boat or vessel, working on an oil rig platform and are considered a 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.