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Is there a generalized “default” law relevant to maritime injuries?

Louisiana workers employed in the state’s vast maritime commercial realm know intimately well from hard-earned experience that their industry is a comparatively complex employment sector.

Put another way: The sheer range of jobs in the maritime industry is flatly unrivaled in many other work spheres. Some individuals work in highly varied positions on vessels or offshore oil rigs. Other are employed in harbor/dock positions. Still others work shoreside.

The bottom line: There is considerable complexity attached to maritime work positions and duties.

The same applies to the laws that centrally govern maritime workers’ injury claims, which is a truth that responds directly to the above headline query in today’s blog post.

In a word, they are complex. Moreover, they are multiple. We prominently note at the long-established Baton Rouge maritime law firm of Simien & Simien that “there are three federal laws that protect employees who work on or near the water.” One or more of those laws might apply to an injury claimant in a given case.

Our deep legal team commands many decades of collective experience helping diverse and valued clients proceed timely and purposefully with maritime injury claims. Our attorneys closely review the details and key facts of every client matter and craft strategies aimed to secure maximum compensation for injuries suffered in the maritime work realm.

We deeply respect the fundamental role that maritime workers play across Louisiana in promoting the state’s broad prosperity, and proudly play a part in helping employees secure meaningful remedies when they suffer work-related injuries.

We welcome contacts to the firm to address work-linked injury questions or concerns.


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Our team of dedicated Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi attorneys represent injured persons throughout Louisiana, including Alexandria, Opelousas, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma-Thibodeaux, New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, and throughout Mississippi and areas of Texas including Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston and the other metro areas.