The Young Firm

Maritime Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana

The Young Firm

400 Poydras Street
Suite 2090

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Phone(866) 717-1581
Fax (504) 680-4101

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Law Firm Overview

The Young Firm is a maritime and Jones Act injury firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana and serves clients throughout the Gulf Shore region including Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas as well as often workers and employers from different countries and jurisdictions.
We handle cases involved maritime injury claims, maintenance and cure claims, injuries on oil rigs and fixed platforms, injuries on vessels and barges, injuries overseas, and Jones Act damages.

Our focus exclusively in maritime law gives us a deep understanding into the issues, laws, and regulations affecting those who have been injured in maritime accidents. Founded more than 40 years ago, the firm has a team that knows how to successfully navigate the intricacies of maritime injuries.

Highly regarded by clients and peers, our attorneys are uniquely qualified to counsel you if you have suffered from a maritime injury. We zealously advocate on your behalf and provide effective counsel for your personal situation.

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Injuries on Oil Rigs; Injuries on Vessels; Injuries on Barges; Injuries on Fixed Platforms; Jones Act Injury Claims; Maritime Injury Claims; Maintenance & Cure Claims; Injuries Overseas.

Areas of Law Description

At The Young Firm, our maritime lawyers focus on the following practice areas:

- Maritime Law

If you’ve been hurt while working on or near the water and if you aren’t sure where to turn for help with your maritime injury or Jones Act case, then look no further. The lawyers at The Young Firm have over 50 years of experience representing injured seamen and maritime workers and are dedicated to helping people just like you seek justice and fair compensation.

- Jones Act Law

The Jones Act is one of few federal laws that truly protect employees who are involved in workplace accidents. The Jones Act allows an injured employee to file suit directly against their employer, and collect money damages, for any of their employer’s negligence which may have caused or contributed to the employee’s injury.


Tammy Harris Ms. Tammy D. Harris
Admiralty and Maritime, Back and Neck Injury, Boating Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries

Joseph Marino, III Joseph B Marino, III
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Boating Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries

Megan Misko Ms. Megan C Misko
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Back and Neck Injury, Boating Accident, Brain Injury

Timothy Young Mr. Timothy J. Young
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Back and Neck Injury, Boating Accident, Brain Injury


  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

More Information on The Young Firm

What types of cases do we handle?
Maritime Law Claims
Injuries on Oil Rigs
Jones Act Damages
Injuries on Barges
Injuries on Vessels
Maintenance & Cure Claim
The Young Firm Blog
The Young Firm News and Publications

Articles Published by The Young Firm

 Difference between Jones Act and Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ compensation and Jones Act maritime injury claims are very different. The only similarity is that they provide compensation for injured employees.

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 Settling a Jones Act Claim Out of Court

There are times when settling a Jones Act claim out of court may lead to more compensation and ultimately be the best option for an injured maritime worker.

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 An Overview of the Maritime Ports and Waterways Safety Program

The federal Ports and Waterways Safety Program establishes rules for safe operation of vessels. Violations may result in injury or death of a maritime worker.

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 Legal Options for Maritime Employees Not Covered Under the Jones Act

Even when maritime employees don’t meet the Jones Act claim requisites for a maritime accident, there’re still other legal options available through a Louisiana maritime lawyer.

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 Seamen Need to Know about the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002

Congress passed the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 to increase maritime safety. A Louisiana maritime attorney in New Orleans explains what seamen need to know.

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 The Longshore and Harbor Workers Act Addresses Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Longshore and Harbor Workers Act enables seamen to receive workers’ compensation claims when injured. While not one and the same, both the Jones Act and workers’ compensation award injured seamen monies on the job. With workers’ compensation, employees simply need to be injured on the job to receive medical and financials benefits.

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 Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998 was passed by congress, changing regulations for companies in the marine shipping and transportation industry.

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 Difference between Initial Jones Act Settlements and a Fair Value of Damages

For Jones Act settlements, many injured seamen are quick to take any offer given by their employer. A Louisiana maritime attorney in New Orleans can offer advice on a Jones Act claim.

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 How the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 May Impact A Maritime Injury Claim

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, is a law that protects injured maritime workers, whom a Louisiana Jones Act lawyer can represent.

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 Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries: Calculating Lost Tips as Part of Wages in a Claim

Workers injured in cruise ship accidents may recover lost wages if employer negligence is to blame. Tips may be estimated based on averages and income tax returns.

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 Louisiana Jones Act Claims: Types of Wrongful Death Compensation

Wrongful death lawyers can file Jones Act on behalf of surviving family members. Wrongful death compensation could include medical costs, lost earnings and more.

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 OSHA Regulations for Maritime Professions

OSHA regulations for maritime professions include rules pertaining to shipyard employment, marine terminals and longshoring. Coast Guard rules may apply to vessels at sea.

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 U.S. Coast Guard Regulations for Maritime Safety

U.S. Coast Guard regulations are in place to enforce maritime safety.

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 OSHA Safety Standards for Vessels: Ship Fire Safety

There are OSHA safety standards for vessels that employers must enforce to ensure ship fire safety. Violating standards could result in a Jones Act maritime claim.

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 Maritime Lawsuits Resulting from Slips, Trips and Falls

Maritime lawsuits can result from seamen being injured by slips, trips and falls while on the job.

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 Parties Who Can File Lawsuits for Emotional Distress Under the Jones Act

Lawsuits for emotional distress can be filed by injured maritime workers and others. On the Gulf Coast, contact a Jones Act maritime attorney at The Young Firm.

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 Jones Act Violation Stemming from Lack of Safety Gear

A Jones Act violation stemming from a lack of safety gear could lead to compensation if injured. Contact a Louisiana maritime attorney to discuss filing a claim.

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 Employer Responsibilities Under Jones Act Laws

Jones Act laws ensure maritime employer liability for unseaworthiness. Call Gulf Coast lawyers for injured seamen to find out your employer’s responsibilities.

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 Damages & Compensation in Jones Act Maritime Lawsuits

In Louisiana maritime lawsuits, victims may be due several types of damages. Compensation may be recovered for medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering.

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 Jones Act Settlements: Seeking Punitive Damages in Jones Act Claims

When seeking Jones Act settlements, punitive damages may be a possibility. Learn about filing Jones Act claims by contacting the Gulf Coast lawyers at The Young Firm.

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 Filing a Jones Act Claim: Accident Reports and Recorded Statements

Filing a Jones Act claim doesn’t necessitate an accident report or a recorded statement. If you’ve been injured at sea, a Gulf Coast maritime attorney can review your case.

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 My Boss Threatened to Fire Me if I File a Maritime Claim

Has your boss threatened your job if you file a maritime claim? If so, contact a New Orleans Gulf Coast maritime attorney right now for help.

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 The Rights of Longshoremen Under the LHWCA

What your legal rights are as an injured longshoreman? You may be entitled to benefits covered under the LHWCA.

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 Requirements of a Good Jones Act Attorney

A Gulf Coast attorney who handles Jones Act law cases can help when you’ve suffered a maritime work injury. The attorney you choose to work with should have a lengthy history with Jones Act regulations, resources in the field who can help prove your case, and a stellar reputation in maritime law.

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 Kayaking and Canoeing Sea Safety Tips: What to Know Before you Hit the Water

Practicing some standard sea safety tips when canoeing or kayaking can prevent the need to contact a maritime attorney in New Orleans. Even though boaters on larger, power-operated crafts have a duty to exercise reasonable care around you on the water, it’s everyone’s job to act safely and avoid reckless behavior.

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 A Few Tips to Getting into the Offshore Industry

After over 40 years of helping maritime workers, our firm has observed what it takes to get and keep an offshore job. If you are looking to tap into the oil and gas industry, then the following information may be helpful.

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 New Orleans Emergency on a Boat: What to Do

A New Orleans maritime lawyer can help if you have been injured while working offshore. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency on a boat can save lives and prevent injuries. The best way to do this is to be prepared before you take to the waters.

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 Commercial Fishing Boat Safety and Maritime Law

Maritime law is important when one works in commercial fishing. If you were hurt doing this dangerous job, a New Orleans maritime law attorney can help. Commercial fishing ranks among the most dangerous jobs in the world, specifically in the United States, where the Bureau of Labor Law consistently ranks it as the most lethal profession.

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 The Jones Act May Protect Commercial Divers Injured on Job According to a Jones Act Attorney

The Jones Act has provisions to protect maritime workers, like commercial divers, who are injured. Divers are a specialized case that requires the experience of a Jones Act attorney. The Jones Act is designed to protect workers at sea when things go wrong. People who make their living aboard ships and oilrigs have rights just like a land-based employee might have Workers’ Compensation.

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 4 Damages You May Not Be Expecting under the Jones Act

Did you know that you can file for vocational rehabilitation training under the Jones Act? A Jones Act attorney can help you file your claim. Most mariners know that they are eligible for maintenance and cure benefits, as well as “fringe” benefits, in the event that they are injured while working on board a vessel in navigation.

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 Maritime Law Claim vs. Jones Act Claim

You may be entitled to file a Jones Act claim or a maritime law claim depending on the specifics of your injury. A New Orleans attorney can help with your claim. If you work in the maritime industry and become injured, you may be able to file either a maritime law claim or a Jones Act claim depending on the specifics of the circumstances. Because the laws can be very complex, you may need the help of an experienced attorney.

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 Protect Your Jones Act Law Claim; Don’t Return to Work too Soon

The Jones Act law protects injured seamen. So although you may be eager to go back to work after an injury, be cautious because you could damage your claim as well as your health. After suffering an injury at sea, it’s easy to understand an eagerness to heal and return to your usual lifestyle. That includes going back to work as soon as possible.

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 Manila Amendments Pertaining to Standards of Training, Certifications and Watchkeeping

Learn about the changes to the Manila Amendments that became effective January 2012 and pertain to the standards of training, certification and watchkeeping. For certified mariners, these changes may affect their training and employment.

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 STCW-95 Deck Exam vs. Engineering Exam: Which Do You Really Need to Take?

Those in the maritime industry may need to obtain an updated STCW license, but depending on their job responsibilities, different courses and exams must be completed. For instance, deck officers must complete the STCW-95 deck exam, and those in the engine room, like limited deck engineers and second assistant engineers, must complete an engineering exam.

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 Maritime Occupations' Economy Impact

Maritime occupations clearly have an economy impact in Louisiana. If you work in the industry and have been injured, speak with a maritime attorney. With the United States' financial difficulties and so many people being out of work, you may wonder about maritime occupations' economy impact in Louisiana. Clearly, every state in this nation has been affected to some degree or another.

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 4 Things to Know About Jones Act Settlements and Claims

Jones Act claims and settlements can be complicated. Contact a Jones Act law firm in Louisiana for guidance if you have suffered serious, on-the-job injuries. There are some things you should know about Jones Act claims if you have suffered serious injuries in the maritime industry. Unlike a personal injury claim that may arise from a car accident, Jones Act cases involve federal maritime law.

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 The Jones Act: New Orleans-Based Lawyers Indicate Accidents that Can Warrant a Claim

Are you a seaman under the Jones Act? New Orleans-based lawyers explain when a claim could be filed with examples of previous serious accidents and injuries. One of the most dangerous jobs in this country is drilling offshore for gas and oil. Workers can average 12-hour workdays hundreds of miles from the coast, surrounded by combustible material and heavy machinery flung around by cranes.

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 Your Rights as a Jones Act Shipping Employee under the Jones Act Safety Rules

With all the maritime safety information available to employers, there should be little cause for injury aboard an offshore vessel. However, accidents due to negligence still occur, resulting in the need for a Jones Act attorney to help you apply the Jones Act. Shipping employees in particular may ask "What is the Jones Act?" in accordance to their rights as an injured worker.

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 Three Important Facts about Maintenance and Cure Law

What is maintenance and cure law? Maybe your know the basics, but did you now these three important facts about maintenance and cure that can affect your case?

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 3 Reasons a Jones Act Seaman Should Not Use Private Health Insurance to Pay for a Work Related Injury

Think twice before you put medical treatment for a work related maritime injury on your personal health insurance policy. Here are some concerns you should have.

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