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Aggressive Legal Counsel For Maritime-Related Injuries

Working on a commercial fishing boat, offshore oil rigger or in the harbor has safety issues that are very different than working in an office. You may fall or incur an injury due to rough waters, slippery surfaces or unworthy sea equipment, where there is no ambulance to swiftly come to your aid. At the legal practice of Simien & Simien, LLC, we are highly knowledgeable in maritime law and can help you strive for full and fair financial compensation, if you've been injured on the job.

Compensation For Injured Maritime And Offshore Employees

A critical injury puts life on hold. When you can't work, you have no income, yet high medical and rehabilitation expenses. If you are seriously harmed due to your maritime occupation, you need to talk to experienced Louisiana legal advocates who are deeply skilled in representing cases of maritime employees.

Common Types Of Maritime Injuries

We can guide you if you have been injured due to these types of accidents:

  • Vessel and equipment failure — Many fisherman and deck hands have incurred injuries due to vessel and equipment failures.
  • Negligence of your captain, employer or crew mates — Unsafe behavior of others can cause accidents and serious physical harm.
  • Slip and falls — Transporting of oil rig workers from basket to platform, and slippery boat decks may account for traumatic brain injuries and broken bones.
  • Dangerous substances — Inhaling fumes, gas or other harmful substances due to faulty equipment can cause critical physical illnesses.
  • Fires, collisions and explosions on offshore rigs — Many oil riggers use workers from multiple companies. If untrained on specific equipment, they may make errors that result in serious injuries.

If your injury falls into one of these categories, you need to speak with a maritime attorney to learn your legal options. We have helped numerous injured longshoreman and rig workers, along with others injured in dangerous jobs, and we can advocate for you. Helping you recover from serious injuries and recovering damages are our goals.

Main Laws Protecting Maritime Workers

Two main laws cover maritime employees who work on the water. They are:

  • The Jones Act — This act offers protection for injured seamen. This law allows you to make a compensation claim if your injury was due to the negligence of the captain, the crew members or the vessel's owner.
  • The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act — Offers coverage for longshoremen and harbor, roustabout and platform workers, including some offshore oil rig workers.

One of our experienced counselors can review the details of your injury to determine which laws apply to you. Then, we will devise a strategy that aims for compensation. Talk to one of our team members today in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles or New Iberia outside of the city of Lafayette.

Wrongful Death Cases

If a loved one has died due to a maritime accident, do not hesitate to call our office. We understand how emotional and difficult this time must be. We aim to provide some solace by taking a closer look at the details and determining if a wrongful death claim is warranted. We also advocate for passengers of cruise ships and survivors.

Contact An Experienced Maritime Attorney Free Initial Consultation

Our reputable Louisiana attorneys know the depths of maritime law. If you have incurred a maritime injury, call and talk to one of our compassionate lawyers today, at 800-374-8422 or write us an email for a free case review, to determine your next steps.

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