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Maritime Accidents


Maritime Attorneys in Alexandria, Louisiana


The economies of the Gulf States such as Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama rely on a workforce made up of seamen, roustabouts, divers, roughnecks, derrickmen, drillers, boat captains, motormen, boatswains, crane operators, floormen, rig mechanics, tool pushers, and others. This workforce provides vital services to key Gulf industries and is accepting significant risks in doing so. Accidents on waterways and offshore platforms are unfortunately common in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. The combination of heavy machinery and flammable substances that workers in this field must deal with makes for a dangerous environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contact with equipment is the second leading cause of death in offshore and oil drilling accidents.


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These accidents frequently lead to severe and potentially life-changing injuries. Maritime accidents that lead to permanent disabilities and painful chronic injuries can render workers unable to earn the living that they relied on to support their family. In some particularly tragic cases, individuals suffer a fatal maritime or offshore accident that leave behind a spouse and children who depended on them.

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In about 80% of maritime accidents, negligence or errors are at least partly responsible, as proper safety measures are not implemented. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we believe that if you have experienced an injury or the loss of a loved one due to an offshore or maritime accident caused by negligence, you deserve fair compensation to assist you in recovering from your financial and emotional distress. If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury on the water, you can call our maritime attorneys in Alexandria for a free consultation now at 318.443.8888.

Maritime laws govern accidents that take place on the water on near waterways. This field of the law is complex and requires specialized expertise. The Get Gordon team has local Alexandria, LA lawyers with an advanced understanding and extensive experience with the offshore oil business and all aspects of the maritime industry. This base of knowledge and experience will be invaluable when handling legal cases involving maritime accident injuries that happen on submersible and semi-submersible rigs, jack-up rigs, fixed platforms, tug boats, crew boats, ferryboats, pleasure boats, and other vessels.

The Jones Act gives offshore workers who are considered “seamen” federal protections, which includes crewmembers, divers, deckhands, and captains of ships, boats, and other water vessels in navigation. The Alexandria maritime attorneys at our firm have represented a considerable amount of Jones Act claims. Jones Act lawsuits are filed against employers for personal injuries sustained by seamen employed by the company who were injured in the course of work.

Trusted Alexandria Maritime Attorneys


Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has won over 35 maritime settlements and court verdicts of $1 million or more. We stand up to powerful oil and gas corporations and insurance companies, and aggressively seek maximum compensation for injured offshore workers and their families. Our Louisiana law firm is known for our integrity and ability to deliver results for individuals injured in maritime accident in Alexandria, LA.

Our injury attorneys will battle to defend your rights. We will evaluate your case free of charge and you won’t have to pay us any fees unless we win. Contact us at 318.443.8888 now if you have been involved in, or you have lost a loved one, in a maritime or offshore accident in Alexandria, Louisiana or the surrounding areas, including:


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

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