The beautiful state of Louisiana is rich in culture. Part of that rich history involves the state’s relationship with the water. The state is bordered on the south by the Gulf of Mexico. Having water as one of its borders means a large fishing industry. Louisiana is known for its local seafood. The men and women who work on these shores put in long hours to ensure the state and the nation has fresh seafood on their tables.
Sometimes, these hardworking seamen are injured during the course of their duties. These injuries can impede or prevent individuals from returning to work. In some cases, ship owners and companies that employ these workers may be liable for sustaining unsafe work environments. In these cases, the doctrine of maintenance and cure may provide free medical care and basic living expenses to injured maritime or offshore workers.
Though the law provides a remedy for offshore workers, employers do not always meet their legal obligations. When this happens, an offshore worker should seek legal counsel. The lawyers at Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz Impastato are the attorneys that have the experience to address your legal needs in the area of maritime law.
This firm has successfully represented individuals from diverse maritime backgrounds. Whether you are an offshore platform worker, engineer or seaman, we can review your legal issue with you. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so we do not get paid unless you win your case. If you need advice concerning your maritime law case, contact us for a free consultation.