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The offshore industry is unique. Offshore workers are in an extremely hazardous environment, doing dangerous work. Doctors and hospitals are nowhere near when things go wrong. Coast Guard response or helicopter evacuation is likely the best case scenario, but still not a quick response.

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    baton rouge offshore accident attorney

    The coastal waters of Louisiana have thousands of commercial fishing boats, barges, and oil rigs. In Louisiana, there are hundreds of offshore industry jobs. However, offshore workers are always in a state of danger. When there are serious accidents, there are usually no doctors and hospitals around and the injuries can be devastating.

    OFFSHORE ACCIDENTS

    In the offshore oil and gas industry, an employee/worker is 7 times more likely to get killed than in any other industry. In fact, it is officially the most dangerous industry in the entire U.S. Most workers working in it suffer from life-threatening injuries and accidents are inevitable; 12 hours-a–day shifts spanning seven-, fourteen-, and twenty eight-day-long schedules make the workforce constantly live in danger.

    Common Causes of Offshore Accidents

    • Constant exposure to toxic chemicals
    • Falls, slipping, trips
    • Falling debris and tools
    • Falling overboard
    • Being hit by large cranes

    Common Offshore Injuries

    • Paralysis
    • Eye Injuries
    • Burns
    • Fractured Bones
    • Crushing Injuries
    • Back Injuries
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS IN NEED OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US NOW.

    Call our office for a FREE initial consultation. Our attorneys work on a contingent basis, which means that the fee of our attorneys is totally dependent on the outcome of your case.

    Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!

    OFFSHORE ACCIDENTS REQUIRE SPECIALIZED LEGAL KNOWLEDGE

    If you or your loved one is involved in a maritime related case, contact our attorneys today. 

    WHY HIRE AN OFFSHORE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

    Offshore accidents are complicated. However, Baton Rouge offshore injury lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help you get proper compensation.

    Our lawyers are thorough professionals and once you hire us, we will:

    • Research all the facts surrounding an accident
    • Discuss with relevant witnesses
    • Procure and review important evidence
    • Navigate every facet of the legal process

    Though the attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess invest a considerable amount of money and time investigating your case, we never ask you to pay for the legal services unless we win your case. We take pride in having a team of lawyers, paralegals, and clerks who can build the strongest possible case to obtain the maximum compensation.

    With the support of eyewitness accounts and other evidence, we can help you obtain the rightful compensation. After all, we understand how important an offshore accident claim is to help the affected family handle its financial and emotional burdens.

    Your Legal Rights

    Federal and state laws don’t allow an offshore worker to file compensation claims like a normal employee. The Maritime Act and the Jones Act are in place to ensure that offshore accident victims are treated fairly.

    The Jones Act

    This act is applicable to any person spending at least 30% of their time working offshore. Your right to compensation may include:

    HOW DOES A LAWYER DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS?

    What makes filing an offshore accident claim difficult is the existence of numerous offshore laws and the differences among them. The attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have experience in handling all types of offshore accident cases.

    • Lost wages
    • Pain and suffering
    • Loss in earning capacity
    • Medical expenses
    • Disfigurement
    • Mental and emotional stress

    THE LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKER’S COMPENSATION ACT

    This act is applicable not only for workers on vessels but also employees who work outside of the three-mile territorial limit and passengers.

    Death on the High Seas

    This act covers shipbuilders, longshoremen, and harbor construction personnel who work in the docks. Coverage includes medical costs for your injuries.

    Maintenance and Cure

    One of the most basic rights of an offshore accident injury victim is maintenance and cure. This covers all the medical expenses and transportation costs for medical appointments. In the past, offshore work was seen as an undignified profession and wealthy business owners would often neglect safety aspects.

    Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!

    SEAWORTHINESS

    A vessel may not be seaworthy for innumerable reasons—parts and machinery may not fit adequately, there may be negligence in repair, and so on. An offshore accident attorney makes a thorough investigation of all the safety and maintenance records. It’s possible that you may face pressure to keep quiet from your employer. It’s important to know that such tactics are illegal.

    OFFSHORE ACCIDENT LAWYER

    Money is often the first thing that comes to mind after an accident. Baton Rouge offshore accident attorneys help you get compensation for medical bills, costly surgeries and procedures. Moreover, the services of our Baton Rouge offshore accident attorneys are easily affordable since we not only offer FREE initial consultation but our fee also depends on the settlement you receive.

    We evaluate liability factors such as:

    • Failure to train seamen
    • Insufficient maintenance of safety equipment
    • Failure to follow safety standards
    • Failure to hire qualified workers

    If you or your loved one has become the victim of an offshore accident, reach out to our team of legal professionals. Offshore accidents lead to immense losses and you need the assistance of an attorney.

    DON’T DELAY, CALL THE LAW OFFICES OF L. CLAYTON BURGESS

    OFFSHORE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY | HAMMOND, LA