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Maritime Accidents

Offshore and Maritime Accidents

Offshore Maritime Accident LawyerSeamen, roustabouts, roughnecks, derrickmen, drillers, boat captains, motormen, boatswains, crane operators, floormen, rig mechanics, tool pushers and other offshore workers play a vital role in the economies in Gulf states like Louisiana, Alabama, Texas and Mississippi. These jobs can come with significant risks and accidents on waterways and offshore platforms are all too common in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region.

Workers who are involved in these accidents can sustain severe and sometimes life-changing injuries. Permanent disabilities and painful chronic injuries resulting from maritime accidents can render workers unable to return to their job and earn the living they relied upon to support their family. In the most tragic cases, individuals who suffer fatal maritime or offshore accident injuries leave behind spouses and children who depended on them.

We Are Skilled Offshore Accident Attorneys

At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we believe that when you are injured or lose a loved one in an offshore or maritime accident that was caused by the negligence of others, you deserve fair compensation to help you recover from the resulting financial and emotional losses and anguish.

Maritime laws govern accidents that occur on the water or near waterways. This complex area of the law requires specialized expertise. The Get Gordon team has lawyers who have an extensive understanding and experience with offshore oil businesses and all aspects of the maritime industry. This knowledge is invaluable when handling legal cases involving maritime accident injuries that occur on submersible and semi-submersible rigs, jack-up rigs, fixed platforms, tub boats, crew boats, ferry boats, pleasure boats, and all types of water vessels.

Trusted Maritime Lawyers

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys won over 35 maritime settlements and court verdicts of one million dollars or more. We aren’t afraid of powerful oil and gas corporations and insurance companies, and we will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation for injured offshore workers and their families. Our Louisiana law firm has a reputation for integrity and getting results for individuals injured in maritime accidents in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Orleans and across the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Our injury attorneys will fight to protect your rights. We will evaluate your case for free and you won’t pay us any fees unless we win. Contact us now if you were injured in a maritime or offshore accident in Louisiana, including:

  • Offshore platform or vessel explosions
  • Boat and watercraft accidents
  • River and inland water accidents
  • Barge and tug boat accidents
  • Offshore and inland drilling accidents
  • Dredging accidents
  • Commercial fishing accidents
  • Deck hand injuries and Jones Act claims

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