Maritime Injury Attorney in New Orleans, LA
Passionate Advocates for Your Rights & Your Future
Offshore workers face a unique set of challenges and risks. Not only is the work physically demanding, but the close contact with large equipment and heavy machinery can lead to serious injury if the negligence of an employer or other employee is involved. In some cases, maritime workers are caught in catastrophic accidents, such as explosions on an oil rig that can cause serious burns or death. Slip and fall accidents are also very common for offshore workers.
Why Hire Us?
When disaster strikes, it’s important to have the skill and experience of a capable legal advocate on your side. Large maritime companies are notorious for denying workers the compensation they rightfully deserve. With more than 50 years of collective legal experience, our attorneys are more than capable of handling a wide variety of maritime cases. At The Chopin Law Firm LLC, we have the experience and resources necessary to pursue just compensation. Our attorneys have made a name for themselves as fierce litigators throughout the Gulf.
Learn more about your legal options by contacting our firm today!
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Protections Afforded to Maritime Workers
Because maritime workers are employed in such a high-risk setting, it comes as no surprise that there are many laws and regulations governing their safety. These laws regularly come into play in a maritime injury case.
The basics of maritime injury law include the following:
- General Maritime Law: A major component of general maritime law is “maintenance and cure.” This governs the provision of medical care, living expenses, and lost wages to injured or ill seamen.
- The Jones Act: This act protects the livelihood and health of eligible seamen by protecting their rights to pursue a claim against various parties responsible for their injury.
- Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act: The LHWCA protects those maritime workers (and their widows, widowers, or eligible survivors in case of death) who are not afforded protection under the Jones Act.
- Death on the High Seas Act: This act protects a maritime worker’s spouse, children, and other dependents by giving them the ability to pursue a claim if negligence led to the death of the worker.
Speak with your lawyer today to see if you may be eligible for compensation under one of these acts. At The Chopin Law Firm LLC, our firm can walk you through your options.
Pursue Compensation with Chopin Law Firm!
Don’t leave your future up to chance. Let a skilled maritime lawyer in New Orleans pursue compensation on your behalf. We are passionate about effectively advocating for our clients’ rights and for getting to know them so that we can provide a legal solution that is tailor-fit to their circumstances.