Maritime Accidents Require State And Federal Courts
With the state’s proximity to the gulf and 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.
At Vincent J. DeSalvo, Attorney at Law, we’ve helped clients with Jones Act and offshore injury accidents. Our attorneys focus their time on helping 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. Our attorneys represent victims of explosions and negligence and families that have suffered the wrongful deaths of loved ones.
We are experienced with offshore accidents and Jones Act claims involving:
- Oil rig explosions and other incidents
- Supply vessels
- Crew boats
- Deep water tankers
- Crewman negligence
- Injured seamen
- Jack-up rigs
- Inland barges
- Offshore platforms
Vincent J. DeSalvo, Attorney at Law represents families that have tragically lost loved ones in offshore accidents. We offer aggressive yet compassionate representation and seek wrongful death damages and survivor’s benefits on behalf of victims’ families.
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 law firm, we 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.
We understand that these injuries can be serious. For families that have lost loved ones, a death may mean loss of income and livelihood. Our attorneys work diligently to protect your rights and recover the full compensation you deserve under the Jones Act.
Discuss The Nuances Of Your Case
Contact us online to learn more or call our 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.