Louisiana Diving Brain Damage Lawyers
Louisiana Commercial Diving Lawyers Representing Divers Who Have Suffered Brain Damage
For commercial divers, it is the responsibility of the dive supervisor or employer to ensure that safety precautions are in place and followed, in order to reduce or eliminate the possibility of underwater injuries. Commercial divers injured on the job in the Gulf of Mexico are covered by federal maritime law.
Divers injured on the job are not typically covered by their state’s workers’ compensation insurance and must file a lawsuit under provisions of the Jones Act to recover compensation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in Jones Act cases pursuing medical care and lost wages from the employer and other liable parties.
From our offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, our maritime injury lawyers represent divers injured in SCUBA diving accidents anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico. Call us toll free at 800-375-6186 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced diving accident attorneys.
Common Causes Of Diving Brain Damage Injuries
Brain damage associated with diving typically results from decompression illness such as the bends or arterial gas embolism. The injury often manifests itself as focal lesions in the brain causing temporary and persistent symptoms including coma, seizures, focal motor disturbances and vertigo.
Other less common causes of diving brain damage injuries result from concussions from head wounds and insufficient oxygen to the brain, resulting from an improper gas mixture or faulty diving equipment.
We offer a free case evaluation and handle most diving accident injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees if we cannot help you recover compensation in a settlement or jury verdict.