Baton Rouge Maritime Lawyers
Admiralty and maritime laws apply to accidents that have occurred on or near navigable waters which may be at sea or on rivers or lakes. Baton Rouge, with its close proximity to the Gulf Coast and location along the Mississippi River, is a leading port city for the United States. Baton Rouge’s waterways are home to chemical plants, oil refineries, and large-scale production facilities which makes them a major transportation channel for the distribution of millions of tons of vital cargo throughout the entire country. Thousands of Louisiana residents are employed in the maritime industry working on tankers, crew boats, lay barges, spars, and offshore platforms. Every year many of these workers, unfortunately, suffer serious and sometimes fatal injuries in these offshore accidents.
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Playing a part in the dangers of maritime work is the harsh natural elements of the ocean, intercoastal waterways, rivers, and canals. Many times man-made errors can also contribute to the unsafe conditions that lead to catastrophic accidents, personal injuries, and even death. Poorly maintained or defective equipment and vessels, the carelessness of other crew members and operators, and negligence of rig and ship owners are all factors that have caused death and injuries of countless maritime workers near Baton Rouge. A few of the most common injuries sustained as a result of a maritime accident include burns, slips, head trauma, and toxic chemical exposures.
Experienced Maritime Accident Lawyers in Baton Rouge
Our maritime accident and injury lawyers in Baton Rouge, Zachary, Denham Springs, and Gonzales are experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of law that cover these types of claims. This includes the Jones Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Shipowners’ Limited Liability Act, Death on the High Seas Act, as well as jurisdiction covering recreational vessels and ships. Each injury and the circumstances that led to the accident is unique and will fall under a different area of admiralty and maritime law. Having a maritime accident attorney who is experienced in representing victims in these types of cases is important to obtaining the most favorable court verdict or settlement.
For over 25 years, our firm has served the greater Baton Rouge area and we have a history of success. We’ve obtained billions of dollars in financial compensation for victims of personal injury accidents and their families. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge, we’ve represented clients in various types of offshore accident legal claims. We have also fought to achieve the best financial recovery possible for our clients. If you’ve been involved in a maritime accident, contact us today at 225.888.8888 for a free consultation.
Recover Compensation for Maritime and Offshore Injuries
Seaman, longshoremen, divers, dock workers, deckhands, drillers, and other offshore workers are at high risk for brain injuries, neck and back injuries, limb amputations, and even the loss of life while on the job. The compensation for damages that is available to the injured parties after a maritime accident depends on the severity of the injuries and the type of vessel or offshore platform that was involved. The cost of medical treatment, surgeries, hospital stays, long-term physical and occupations therapy, and loss of income can be crippling for these workers and their families.
Our Baton Rouge, Zachary, Denham Springs, or Gonzales maritime lawyers will work persistently to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you won’t owe us any money unless we win your case or reach a settlement. Contact our Baton Rouge office if you have been injured offshore or have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident that was the result of negligence or one of the following:
- 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