AREAS OF LAW
Maritime - Admirality
Maritime law governs accidents that occur on the water and/or connected with the water. This area of the law requires specialized knowledge and skill to successfully represent those people who have maritime accidents. For the residents of Louisiana, this knowledge is extremely important because of the amount of people that work in the offshore oil industry.
Working in this industry often involves a significant degree of risk that can sometimes result in serious injury. Federal law provides protection to maritime workers under the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). However, determining what kind of protection is afforded to an individual requires a fact-intensive inquiry best suited for someone familiar with the law. Our office is experienced in maritime law and can give you the best chance in protecting your rights should you be injured offshore or on inland waters. Please give us a call to discuss your claim further.