Have You Been Hurt on or Near the Water?
Whether you are working on an offshore oil rig or production platform, a tugboat on the Mississippi river, or on any vessel on any navigable waterway, there is always potential for an accident to occur. If you work in a maritime setting, you probably work in and around hazardous conditions. If you or a loved one has been injured in an offshore or river accident, a skilled lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation.
At the law firm of Saunders & Chabert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our attorneys have actually worked in shipyards, fabrication yards, on offshore structures and on commercial vessels. We have a personal understanding of how dangerous these jobs can be and the issues you face. When you meet with us, you will immediately notice how much we care about your concerns, and we want to make you feel comfortable speaking with us.
To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Baton Rouge offshore accident lawyer, please call 225-341-5739 or contact our law firm online.
Protecting Workers and Boaters Along the Gulf
Louisiana’s economy is shaped by the Mississippi River and all of the shipping activity it brings to our state. Similarly, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in general is a major hub for oil drilling, and there are thousands of residents and tourists who use our waterways for personal enjoyment. When accidents happen and people are injured, our experienced lawyers are ready to help them make sense of the situation.
If you have been injured in an offshore or river accident, there are specific maritime and admiralty laws that can help you seek recovery. These laws include:
- The Jones Act
- General maritime law
- The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
- Other state negligence laws
These laws impose a certain duty of care on employers, such as boat vessel operators and oil field businesses, to provide employees and contractors a safe work environment. We know how these laws may apply to your case and will work to obtain the compensation you need to recover.
We are currently involved in litigation regarding the BP/Transocean oil rig accident and resulting oil spill, representing maritime workers and commercial fisherman. If you have any questions regarding this catastrophe or may be affected by this, please call us to discuss your rights.
Contact an Experienced Louisiana Maritime Law Attorney
To schedule a free consultation with a Baton Rouge offshore accident lawyer, call 225-341-5739 or contact our law firm online. If you choose to hire us, you will pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.