In the maritime industry, there are multiple settings in which people work and all have inherent dangers that may lead to accidents, injuries and in worst cases, fatalities. Offshore jobs may involve those on oil rigs, natural gas platforms, and other locations that are not on ships. Working offshore requires specialized skill and training. If something goes wrong in offshore locations, the results can be dangerous. Maritime laws offer you the right to seek compensation if there are accidents.
Dreadful weather and heat are a part of everyday life. Hurricane season also leads to constant uncertainty. Irrespective of how much training employees receive, offshore accidents may still happen.
Offshore accident examples:
Offshore workers are often exposed to:
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Parties Represented by Personal Injury Lawyer Receive Nearly 3.5 Times More Money in a Settlement Than Those Without an Attorney.
– Insurance Research Council Study 2004
According to state and federal laws, seamen cannot file a worker’s compensation claim like any normal employee. Maritime Laws and the Jones Act are in place to ensure that offshore employees are treated fairly.
The Jones Act covers any person spending at least 30% of their time in navigable waters. It offers complete coverage for multiple injuries such as broken bones, neck injury, back injury, head injury, hand injury, burns, and spinal cord injury.
This Act covers employees that work on the docks. All shipbuilders, breakers, longshoremen, and harbor construction personnel are covered under this law.
This act is in place to cover lost income and funeral expenses. It not only covers workers working outside the three-mile territorial limit but is also applicable for passengers.
This is one of the most basic rights of an offshore worker. It includes medical expenses and transportation costs for all medical appointments.
If you have become a victim of a tragic offshore accident and believe that your employer is not compensating you adequately, offshore injury lawyers in Monroe, LA at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help you to fight for compensation.
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Offshore accidents require comprehensive legal knowledge of Maritime Law
What makes an offshore case difficult is the difference among offshore laws. The attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have more than 20 years of experience in handling complicated offshore accident cases. We offer a FREE initial consultation to make sure that you benefit from the right advice without fear of shelling out a huge amount of money as legal fees.
A vessel may not be seaworthy for innumerable reasons. Parts and machinery may not fit and there could also be negligence in repairs. Moreover, safety staff is present on each vessel to ensure that appropriate procedures are adhered to. The company operating the vessel will deploy their own team of lawyers to prevent them from being held responsible for the injuries.
When you suffer from an injury, money is always an important factor. There could be costly surgeries and procedures to pay for. On the other hand, stubborn insurance companies make utmost effort to pay the minimum possible compensation.
It’s easy to afford attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. Our initial consultation is absolutely FREE! We also work on a contingent basis, it means that we only get paid when we resolve a case successfully. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess exist to ensure that you get properly compensated for your injuries and that your financial needs are taken care of.
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