Maritime and Offshore Injuries Legal Services
It remains an unfortunate reality that offshore and maritime injuries are far too common in the state of Louisiana – and along the entire Gulf Coast. From seamen and longshoremen to offshore oil and gas workers, the chance of injury is uncomfortably high for such maritime employees…it’s the element of jeopardy that simply comes along with this type of dangerous job.
If you have been injured on a maritime or offshore job but have been finding it difficult to get the treatment and compensation you feel you deserve, it’s time to speak with the experts at The Law Office of Stephen C. Gaubert. Here’s the truth: The complex nature of maritime law often renders these claims significantly hard to handle – and that’s precisely where we come in. The professionals of our law firm boast the unique maritime law expertise to properly handle your case and, most importantly, obtain the compensation you deserve.
What’s more, even if your condition comes to the surface following years of employment due to prolonged toxic exposure, we can still assist in a myriad of ways. If a loved one has been lost due to toxic poisoning in the offshore sector, or you have been a victim of an offshore accident yourself, call The Law Office of Stephen C. Gaubert or submit a form request below to have your case meticulously evaluated.
Our end goal at The Law Offices of Stephen C. Gaubert is to assist injured offshore and maritime workers get their lives back on track, and we work tirelessly to prepare such cases for trial by conducting extensive investigations and consulting industry and medical experts and much more. Through our firm, you can rest assured knowing you will have someone on your side who is not only capable of navigating the challenging waters of maritime law, but who will protect your rights, handle communications with your employer, deal with the adjusters and fight for maximum value in your case.
We believe that we’re the clear choice for injured Louisiana maritime workers.
How We Can Help
Throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal region of Louisiana oil and gas industry employees are regularly exposed to dangerous working conditions. Offshore workers routinely suffer injuries caused by dangerous conditions on:
- Offshore Platforms
- Jack-Up Rigs
- Crew Boats
- Lay Barges
- Other Vessels
When this happens, our firm is ready to help – immediately.
The following are common causes of serious maritime injuries:
- Diving Accidents
- Crane Failures
- Vessel Collisions
- Slip and Falls
- Dangerous Equipment
- Explosions and Fires
- Lifting Accidents
We also deal with the three major legal elements in the maritime sector which include:
- Jones Act/Seaman’s Injuries – A federal statute that enables seamen who are injured to be compensated by their employers.
- Longshoremen Act/Third Party Claims – Devised to provide benefits of compensation to families of seamen who passed away or were disabled at sea.
- Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) – Provides compensation for death or injuries that occur on the Outer Continental Shelf; mainly pertains to deep offshore injuries.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an offshore injury, there is no firm in the South Louisiana area more qualified to fight for you than The Law Office of Stephen C. Gaubert. Call us to schedule a case evaluation, as we can advise you on all aspects of maritime law and the benefits available under the Death on the High Seas Act, the Jones Act, the Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or general maritime law.
At The Law Office of Stephen Gaubert, we don’t allow the complex nature of your case to interfere with your rightful compensation. Victimized by a platform or rig injury? We’re ready to evaluate your situation. Call us now at (337) 354-3000 or submit a form below.