Working on the open sea or inland waterways can be a dangerous occupation. And when working on a vessel or oil rig, the law provides special remedies for you because of the responsibilities imposed upon you as a seaman.
This danger can end in tragedy if your employer fails to minimize your risks and calls upon you to place yourself in danger when doing your job. From loose rigging to unseaworthy vessels, your company may have put their interests ahead of your well being.
Jones Act Protection for Seamen
If you are injured while traveling to or from your job, working on a vessel or an oil rig, you should seek experienced representation from a local New Orleans based law firm. Seamen have claims pursuant to the Jones Act, a federal statute which creates certain rights and remedies specific to them.
Maritime and Jones Act claims include:
Injured maritime workers have relied on the Jones Act for decades when the need for a uniform law to protect the rights of seamen and offshore workers injured at sea became so great that Congress was forced to act. Workers who are injured on a vessel on a navigable waterway within the scope and course of their job can rely on the Jones Act in order to hold an employer accountable for their injuries and resulting damages.
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Local New Orleans attorneys with Jones Act Experience
The attorneys of Greenberg and LaPeyronnie, LLC have prosecuted cases in both Louisiana State and U.S. Federal Courts representing parties injured while working on both inland waters and in the Gulf of Mexico. If you have been injured and would like to discuss your case with a member of the firm of Greenberg and LaPeyronnie, LLC, please contact us to arrange an appointment.