admiralty, maritime, jones act injury

Lejeune, BP & Jones Act

ADMIRALTY, JONES ACT & MARITIMELejeune, BP & Jones Act: A recent case in the United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana ruled on a summary judgment motion.

The Lejeune, BP & Jones Act case documents what many workers on a vessel, tugboat, ship, offshore, oil rig, oil platform, roustabouts and seaman may face today – an 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.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 11-2482 – July 21, 2014.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Lejeune was injured aboard a vessel transporting him from a barge to shore. He claims he was injured due to a crewmember’s negligence or the vessel’s unseaworthiness. Lejeune filed suit, naming as Defendants Production Services Network U.S., Inc. (“PSN”), BP America Inc. and BP Products North America, Inc. (“BP”), Chill Boats LLC. (“Chill Boats”), Integrated Pro Services LLC (“IPS”), Joe Catalanotto, Bales Environmental Consulting & Management LLC (“Bales Environmental”), Florida Marine LLC (“Florida Marine”), and O’Brien’s Response Management LLC (“O’Brien’s”).
  • Lejeune seeks recovery for past lost wages, future earning capacity, and past and future: pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • This Court has jurisdiction under Admiralty and General Maritime Law. 28 U.S.C.A. § 1333.


Have 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 admiralty injury cases, please follow this link.

FREE CASE REVIEWAt 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.