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Baton Rouge7908 Wrenwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-224-2222
Fax: 225-932-9286

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Lake CharlesCapital One Tower
Suite 1270
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Phone: 337-436-2121

New Iberia424 West Main St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Phone: 337-551-4242

Houston3730 Kirby Drive
Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77098

Phone: 800-374-8422

New Orleans1615 Poydras Street
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70112

Toll Free: 800-374-8422

Update: Simien & Simien, LLC is open and we are here to help you as we know your needs do not stop. The firm is currently open and operating. In light of current public health concerns, please know that we are following all health guidelines to protect both our team and our clients. We are offering virtual meetings by request.

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Prefacing maintenance and cure in the maritime universe

The Jones Act. General Maritime Law. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Those federal laws, coupled with local and state enactments – especially in a maritime-heavy state like Louisiana – are go-to sources for individuals who are injured on or near the water and seeking legal recourse for personal injuries suffered.

Their compensation-linked odyssey can be marked by a complex interplay of statutory and case-law application. When compared with standard workers’ compensation rules and processes, maritime law legalities relevant to injured workers can be far more nuanced and complicated.

For starters, the injury particulars in any given case can span a huge range of possibilities. We prominently note that on our website at the solidly established Baton Rouge maritime law firm of Simien & Simien (with additional offices in other locales as well to serve clients across the entire Gulf Coast region).

Our deep legal team collectively commands more than a century of aggressive, knowledgeable and results-driven advocacy that is routinely brought to bear on behalf of valued and diverse clients. We spotlight our firm’s diligent representation across the universe of maritime injuries/accidents, noting on our website that claims broadly encompass matters like these:

  • Employer negligence
  • Slip, trip and fall incidents
  • Vessel/rig fires and explosions
  • Toxic chemicals and dangerous substances
  • Equipment failures
  • Lift and transport mishaps

Those outcomes are a constant potential in the vast and varied maritime realm, leading to issues – and sometime challenges – tied to workers’ injury claims and demands for just compensation.

One online overview of maritime law notes that individuals bringing injury claims “are entitled to the right to payment for maintenance, cure and unearned wages.”

We will take a detailed look at those injury elements in an upcoming blog post.

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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.