Helping Injured Gulf Coast Maritime And Offshore Workers Obtain Fair Compensation
As anyone who spends time at sea knows, everything is different on the water. From slippery surfaces to rough seas, maritime workers face hazards that workers on land do not. When someone does something wrong that leads to an accident, the injured person may be far away from medical help.
It’s important to remember that you have rights and protections under law if you get hurt at sea or in a harbor. Generally, workers in the maritime industry can seek compensation under one of two laws:
- The Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act covers longshoremen and harbor workers, as well as some offshore oil riggers, roustabouts and platform workers.
- The Jones Act covers a wide range of seamen, including captains, mates, engineers and other crew members on fishing boats, ferries, tug boats and other vessels.
Maritime laws also cover other people who are injured on the water, including passengers on cruise ships and other vessels. A maritime attorney can help you understand which laws apply to your situation.
Over 75 Years Of Combined Experience
Based in New Orleans, Frischhertz & Impastato provides experienced and aggressive legal representation to injured seamen and offshore workers in Louisiana. Our maritime injury attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience working to obtain the compensation our clients deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, permanent injury, retraining, and pain and suffering.
We are also experienced in representing people who have lost a spouse or family member in a wrongful death at sea.
Shipowners and companies that employ workers offshore bear responsibility for the safety of their seamen and workers, including maintaining the seaworthiness of a vessel. They also are obligated by the doctrine of maintenance and cure to provide free medical care and basic living expenses to injured seamen and other maritime or offshore workers.
No Fee Unless We Recover Compensation For You
Contact Frischhertz & Impastato by email or call us at 504-264-9915 or toll free at 866-920-5611 to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable and resourceful attorney. We will answer your questions about the law, evaluate your case and advise you on the best way to move forward after a maritime accident.
Our work is provided on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay attorney’s fees if you do not recover compensation in your case.
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