Offshore Injury Attorney Servicing New Orleans & Lousiana
Did you suffer from an offshore injury?
Maritime injuries can be absolutely devastating for offshore workers, with lost wages and mounting medical costs making it very difficult to care for themselves or their loved ones. If you were injured at sea or on board a ship or vessel, we urge you to contact a New Orleans offshore injury lawyer from The Voorhies Law Firm.
Located in New Orleans, a major port city, we have a firm grasp of the maritime laws that govern the navigable waters, and in the past three years alone, we have recovered tens of millions in damages for our personal injury clients.
We Represent Offshore Workers, Longshoreman, & Seaman
We are dedicated to representing injured seaman, harbor workers, longshoreman, offshore workers, and many others who have been injured in maritime accidents and protecting their legal rights. If you or someone you love has been injured in an offshore accident, you need aggressive legal representation to ensure you receive maximum financial compensation so you can get the compensation you need to take proper care of yourself and your family.
Maritime Law, the Jones Act & Your Legal Rights
Whether you are a harbor worker or an offshore worker in Louisiana, you have legal rights under maritime law. The Jones Act, otherwise known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is a federal statute which allows offshore injured sailors to recover compensation from their employers from negligence on behalf of the ship owner, the captain, or even fellow crew members. There are many legal aspects to the Jones Act that only an experienced maritime law attorney can help you with.
Common forms of accidents from an offshore job include:
- Fires & Explosions
- Deck Accidents
- Tugboat & Barge Injuries
- Equipment Failures
- Falling Objects
- Jack-up-Rig Accidents
- Offshore Platform Injury
Seek TRopsberyed Legal Help for Your Offshore Accident
Working offshore board ships and oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico is inherently dangerous work and maritime workers know to anticipate and prevent certain offshore accidents. Even when practicing your best safety efforts, you cannot always prevent accidents from occurring aboard ships and offshore platforms.
We are experienced in maritime law and represent workers in New Orleans & Louisiana who have been injured in an offshore accident. We have recovered tens of millions in the past few years, and we can help you too.
Injured offshore? Do not attempt to negotiate with the insurance companies alone, contact The Voorhies Law Firm for a free case evaluation!