Offshore work can be dangerous due to the vast oceans and waterways it operates over. Usually, offshore accidents are a result of poorly maintained machinery, negligence of a crewmember or the lack of protective gear. Experienced offshore accident lawyers at The Johnson Firm understand the laws and state statutes of Louisiana, and ensure that claims concerning offshore accidents are represented in the best way possible.
Our unique exposure to different types of offshore accident claims helps us form a strong strategy to support arguments against defendants. Based on our experience, here are a few common causes that lead to offshore accidents:
As a leading team of offshore accident lawyers in Lake Charles, we help victims understand that the general maritime law includes provisions for maintenance and cure, injury, and piracy to protect offshore workers. According to this law, it is the sole responsibility of the shipowner to ensure that the vessel is safe, well maintained, and sea-worthy.
We also consider the Jones Act to claim settlements for offshore workers. The Jones Act accepts the smallest degree of negligence when evaluating an offshore accident. If a vessel owner is found guilty of an accident, the victim may pursue a claim under the Jones Act.
Are you confused about proceeding with an offshore accident claim? Trust that we can help out. Hear from us at 337.433.1414 or meet us at 910 Ford Street, Lake Charles 70601