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 for their injuries. Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C. has a team of New Orleans maritime injury attorneys that can fight for the compensation you deserve.
There are four potential avenues of recovery for most injured offshore workers and their families:
- The Jones Act
- The Death On The High Seas Act (DOHSA)
- General Maritime Law
- Longshoremen & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
The number of factors determines which, if any, avenues are at your disposal to recover from your injuries following an offshore maritime accident. Some of the relevant factors might include the type of work that was being performed at the time of the accident, as well as the location of the accident.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a maritime accident, it is very important that you contact a highly skilled, New Orleans maritime injury lawyer immediately. Different maritime claims have different deadlines that must be satisfied. Failure to file the correct documents within a certain time period may result in your forever losing the right to pursue certain types of damages for maritime injury. Learn about your legal rights from an experienced maritime injury attorney by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no-obligation case review form.