Offshore Accidents

New Orleans Offshore Accident Lawyers

Over $35 billion recovered.  Our New Orleans maritime attorneys are proud of that number.

The compensation recovered for our offshore injury clients has changed the trajectory of lives.  It has provided injured offshore workers with the ability to sustain their families while they are unable to work.  It has provided women widowed by maritime accidents with a means to provide for young children left behind.

No firm is better equipped than HHK to handle your personal injury claim stemming from an offshore maritime accident.  Our firm’s experience with these types of claims led the court overseeing the DEEPWATER HORIZON litigation to select HHK partner, Steve Herman, as Co-Lead Counsel for the victims of the spill.

The DEEPWATER HORIZON catastrophe is widely considered to be the worst offshore maritime disaster in American history.  Eleven offshore workers died and many more were severely injured.  As Co-Lead Counsel, Steve is leading the charge to hold BP accountable for its gross failures that led to this tragic offshore maritime accident.

Our firm was instrumental in negotiating the uncapped, multi-billion dollar settlement with BP.  The settlement ended up being so favorable to victims of the spill that BP actually took the unprecedented step of appealing the terms of a settlement that it actually agreed to in writing.

Our firm was also instrumental in spear heading the BP trial, which many consider to be the largest maritime trial in American history.   The first phase of the trial focused on identifying the causes of the blowout, explosion, and subsequent oil spill.  The second phase of the trial focused on determining how much oil actually spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

When deciding on a New Orleans maritime lawyer to represent you and your family in an offshore injury case, it is important to select a law firm that understands the complexities of the unique maritime laws and can maximize your recovery.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed as a result of an offshore maritime accident, it is very important that you contact a highly skilled New Orleans maritime injury attorney before you discuss the accident with any company representatives.

Learn about your legal rights from an experienced New Orleans offshore accident attorney by filling out our free, no obligation case review form located on this website.


The Single Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Injured Offshore

New Orleans, LA Maritime Injury Lawyer What you do (or don’t do) after you are injured in an offshore accident will ultimately determine whether or not you are treated fairly in your claim for compensation. All too often, those injured in maritime accidents make the same mistake that hurts their claim for compensation more than…

The Single Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Injured Offshore

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Types of Offshore Maritime Claims

Experienced New Orleans Lawyer Serving the Offshore Community Maritime law provides offshore workers and their families with certain protections. Maritime law encompasses U.S. law that governs activities in navigable waterways and the sea. Maritime law, also called admiralty law, provides certain offshore workers and their families with the opportunity to recover certain types of damages…

Types of Offshore Maritime Claims

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Types of Injuries

Maritime workers often sustain catastrophic injuries that affect their health for the remainder of their lives. Unfortunately, many of these injuries are caused by employer negligence.  Here are some of the most common types of injuries that offshore workers sustain: Back Injury – An offshore worker may suffer from a back injury caused by heavy…

Types of Injuries

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Types of Accidents

Offshore maritime workers are exposed to dangerous conditions daily.  There are many types of accidents that can occur offshore and cause serious injury or even death to workers.  Unfortunately, employer negligence is often the cause of these accidents.  Offshore employers are required to provide maritime workers with a safe work environment. Unfortunately, this does not…

Types of Accidents

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Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act

New Orleans, LA Offshore Workers' Compensation Lawyer The Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) is designed to provide coverage for injured maritime workers who are not able to pursue compensation under the Jones Act because they are not seaman.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, LHWCA provides work-related injury and occupational disease protection…

Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act

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General Maritime Law

Experienced Maritime Law Attorney Serving all of New Orleans General maritime law generally refers to the body of cases decided by various courts before the enactment of the Jones Act in 1920.  General maritime law provides important protections for offshore maritime workers. One important protection is a seaworthy vessel.  General maritime law requires the owner…

General Maritime Law

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Death On The High Seas Act

New Orleans, LA Offshore Fatal Accident Lawyer The Death On The High Seas Act (DOHSA) was enacted in 1920 and provides the families of maritime workers that die as a result of offshore accidents in international waters with a method of recovery against an offshore employer and/or vessel owner.   DOHSA claims are similar to…

Death On The High Seas Act

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The Jones Act

Proving Experienced Legal Services to Offshore Workers in New Orleans The Jones Act, more formally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, provides crew members aboard offshore vessels with certain legal rights designed to protect their health and welfare in the face of many potential dangerous conditions. The Jones Act allows crew members to…

The Jones Act

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