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Offshore workers face serious risks. The Intracoastal City Offshore Accident Lawyers of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards have extensive experience representing those who have been injured and disabled working offshore. Injuries can result in a diminished quality of life, or even an inability to continue working. We have been helping injured offshore workers in Louisiana get the compensation they deserve for over 60 years, and you can be confident we can help you.

As an offshore worker, your physical ability is critical to your occupation. And we understand the difficult conditions and dangerous work that is part of your daily responsibilities. We also know that serious injuries from work put incredible stress on families. Working offshore is demanding, and you are protected by several federal laws that give you rights to compensation that are different – and more valuable – than the rights of an injured worker on land. These laws are complex, and you need serious Intracoastal City Offshore Accident Lawyers to protect those rights.

Offshore workers who are injured in accidents may be entitled to compensation for the cost of medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. There are many different types of offshore workers and job responsibilities, and therefore many different facets of maritime law in place to protect them.

If you were injured while working aboard a crew boat, barge, jack up barge, tugboat, supply boat, dredge, fishing boat or other vessel, the Jones Act protects the rights of most injured maritime workers as seamen. Our Intracoastal City Jones Act lawyers have decades of experience with this federally recognized law. The Jones Act allows those who qualify as seamen who have been involved in accidents or become ill while working to recover compensation for their injuries.

The Jones Act also provides for injured seamen to bring claims of negligence against their employer, for medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity. A claim can also include non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Seamen can also make a claim for maintenance and cure to provide for living expenses while they heal from an injury. Cure would include medical expenses and continues until maximum medical improvement is reached.

If the vessel is the cause of the seamen’s injury, instead of the employer or a crew member, the unseaworthiness doctrine could apply. Owners of a vessel – and those operating a vessel – have a legal duty to ensure it is safe, has the correct equipment that is properly maintained and a qualified crew.

The Intracoastal City offshore injury lawyers of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards will put our resources and experience to work for you if you have been injured as a crew member on a vessel. We will protect your rights. It’s worth noting you can expect your employer will have a team of attorneys attempting to show that the company was not negligent for your injury. You will have our team of experienced Louisiana admiralty and maritime law attorneys on your side, fighting for you.

For those who don’t qualify as seamen but who work on docks, in shipyards, shipping terminals and ports near navigable waters, due to the demands of your work, you are covered by the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

While vessel crewmen are generally covered under the Jones Act, if you are working on a fixed offshore platform, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, or OCSLA, covers injuries for the majority of offshore oil rig workers. Passed by Congress in 1953, the purpose of the OCSLA is to provide oil & gas workers on the Outer Continental Shelf with the benefits found under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

An OCSLA claim can include compensation for medical costs, disability payments and rehabilitation costs for employees injured on the Outer Continental Shelf. The OCSLA also provides benefits to families of employees who were killed. Like the Longshore Act, claims for the OCSLA are administered by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs.

However, depending on the location of the accident, an offshore accident could fall under the jurisdiction of the nearest state. In the Gulf of Mexico, most rigs fall under state jurisdiction in Louisiana. These laws, and where your case will be best represented, can be complex and demands serious, experienced lawyers. Our Intracoastal City offshore accident attorneys will protect your rights.

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MILLIONS RECOVERED FOR INJURED LOUISIANA OFFSHORE WORKERS

If you have suffered an injury while working offshore, you need an experienced Intracoastal City Offshore Accident Attorney. The offshore accident lawyers at Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards will fight for your rights. We know the wide range of injuries that offshore workers suffer, that they can sometimes be catastrophic, and how they could have been avoided.

Our award-winning offshore injury lawyers prepare each case diligently for the courtroom to get the highest compensation for you. We have the resources to consult with industry experts and launch detailed investigations to support your case.

Our lawyers have represented commercial divers, and workers involved in offshore helicopter accidents while transporting to production platforms. Our firm has been dedicated to assisting injured offshore workers for decades. Contact us for a free consultation on your case and discuss your rights to compensation. We handle offshore injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will pay no legal fees unless and until we win compensation for you.

If you were injured in an Intracoastal City offshore accident, you need to immediately seek legal representation. Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC offers a FREE consultation to evaluate your case. If you DO NOT recover damages, we DO NOT charge a fee.

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WHEN INJURED, YOUR MOST IMPORTANT CHOICE IS YOUR LAWYER.

MAKE THE WRIGHT CHOICE.

Experienced Intracoastal City Offshore Injury Lawyers. Make the Wright Call. Today. Call 337-291-HURT.

If you have suffered an injury while working offshore, you need an experienced Intracoastal City Offshore Accident Attorney. The maritime lawyers at Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards will fight for you.

Call us toll-free 1-800-375-6186 or locally at 337-291-HURT. Our lawyers handle offshore cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will never pay any legal fees unless we win compensation for you.

Our trial attorneys have helped offshore workers and injured clients from communities throughout Louisiana, including in Houma, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Port Fourchon, New Iberia and New Orleans.

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