Skilled Maritime Law Attorneys Fight for You
Working in the maritime industry can be dangerous, which means maritime employers must ensure their employees are working in the safest environment possible. However, accidents happen onboard ships, on oil rigs, or in the loading and unloading of cargo at port. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need an experienced maritime law attorney in Baton Rouge to handle the case. At Doran and Cawthorne P.L.L.C., we are dedicated to getting clients the compensation they deserve to cover medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Attorneys Well-Versed in Maritime Law
Maritime and admiralty laws make offshore accident claims more difficult than an onshore injury. The Jones Act (or the Merchant Marine Act of 1920), for example, is a federal law that provides compensation to maritime workers and offshore workers injured due to negligence. They are entitled to reimbursement for medical bills and benefits for living expenses when injured. Unlike workers’ compensation, they may also seek personal injury compensation in the courts where they can prove negligence on the part of their employer.
Our lawyers are familiar with the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and several other applicable laws, and know when to file a claim under the act or when state legal remedies are a better alternative. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job due to negligence, call the maritime law attorneys at Doran and Cawthorne today.
Common Maritime and Offshore Accidents and Injuries
Some accidents cannot be avoided, such as unpredictable weather. However, most maritime injuries are caused by employer negligence. If your employer had any prior knowledge or could have prevented any pain or suffering endured, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Common maritime accidents include:
- Chemical or Electrical Burns
- Defective or Malfunctioning Equipment
- Slip and Falls
- Improper Ventilation
- Improper Safety Equipment
- Inadequate Training
Call the Maritime Injury Lawyers at Doran and Cawthorne in Baton Rouge Today
You don’t have to suffer alone. We are skilled in negotiation and are not afraid to litigate in court for any claim in which the insurance companies are unreasonable. For proper representation for your maritime law case, schedule a consultation with Doran and Cawthrone P.L.L.C. today.