Louisiana Jones Act Attorneys
Have you been injured on the job in an off-shore accident? Under the Jones Act or the Longshore Act, you may have a right to compensation for the injuries you have suffered. In these complicated cases, having an experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference.
At St.Pe’ Law in Lafayette, we have years of experience helping injured seamen and longshoremen secure the compensation they are entitled to. If you have been injured in an off-shore accident, contact us to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney in a free consultation.
Lafayette Off-Shore Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys handle a wide range of cases for seamen and longshoreman that have been injured in off-shore and oil platform accidents including:
- Accidents on jack-up barges and lift boats
- Accidents on dredge boats and barges
- Accidents on supply boats
- Semi-submersible and fixed oil rig accidents
- Oil platform accidents
- Gas rig accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
After an on-the-job accident, injured seamen are entitled to “maintenance and cure,” which is essentially workers’ compensation for seamen. If you have been injured in an off-shore accident, your medical bills will be paid until you reach “maximum medical improvement.” Additionally you will receive maintenance, or partial wage replacement.
Once you have reached “maximum medical improvement,” you may no longer be eligible for any medical assistance. However, if you can prove that the vessel owner was at fault, you can also seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
We will closely examine your situation to determine whether someone was at fault and aggressively pursue all your rights under the Jones Act.
Third-Party Fault Claims
Often there are many different companies all working on the same rig. If you have been injured as a result of a third party, you may be eligible to sue for full damages in a personal injury claim. Our firm handles third-party fault claims involving the negligence of:
- Maintenance contractors
- Crane operators
- Electronics operators
- Cooks and grocers
In addition to the Jones Act, we handle claims for longshoreman injured on a vessel.
If your specific situation has not been discussed here, contact us today for a free consultation with a lawyer to learn more about our off-shore accident practice.