Maritime Accidents Require State And Federal Courts

With its proximity to the Gulf and the local involvement with the oil industry, many Louisiana citizens are confronted with cases involving maritime accidents. These cases can be highly complex involving state and federal laws. To maximize recovery and to ensure compliance with maritime laws, it is important to work with an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

I am Vincent J. DeSalvo, Attorney at Law. I can help clients with Jones Act and offshore injury accidents, and focus my time on helping the victims and families.

Oil Rig Accidents And Explosions

Any accident that occurs offshore is subject to the Jones Act. Because the accident occurs on the high seas, employees who have suffered are entitled to compensation pursuant to the Jones Act rather than standard workers' compensation benefits.

The Jones Act supplements maritime law and provides a cause of action for negligence claims when a worker is injured offshore. I represent victims of explosion, negligence and families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one.

I am experienced with offshore accidents and Jones Act claims involving:

  • Oil rig explosions and other incidents
  • Supply vessels
  • Crew boats
  • Deep water tankers
  • Semi-submersibles
  • Crewman negligence
  • Injured seamen
  • Jack-up rigs
  • Inland barges
  • Offshore platforms

I also represent families who have tragically lost a loved one in an offshore accident. I offer aggressive yet compassionate representation, and seek wrongful death damages and survivor's benefits on behalf of a victim's family.

Jones Act Claims And Investigations

If you or someone you love was injured while working in the Gulf, on the high seas or off the mainland, you may be entitled to compensation benefits. As your attorney, I will take a strategic approach to your case, collecting all relevant evidence, working with witnesses and experts, and developing an effective claim on your behalf.

I understand that these injuries can be serious. For families who have lost a loved one, a death may mean loss of income and livelihood. I will work to protect your rights and recover the full compensation you deserve under the Jones Act.

I Understand The Nuances Of Your Case

Contact me online to learn more or call my Baton Rouge office at 225-224-0383 to schedule your free initial consultation. You deserve compensation for the damages and injuries these serious accidents can cause.