Seaman’s Injuries Jones Act Claims

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New Orleans Seaman’s Injuries Lawyers

Injured maritime workers may recover compensation under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) or through third-party claims. The type of claim you may file depends on your job and where the injury or death occurred.

At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, we represent maritime workers, seamen and longshore/harbor workers who are injured in Louisiana or coastal waters. We take blue and brown water claims involving licensed and able seamen, workers on drilling rigs and platforms, tug/barge workers, riverboat and ferry workers, and others. Our New Orleans seaman’s injuries attorneys will help you determine where to file your claim and ensure that it is filed correctly.

Jones Act And Maintenance And Cure

The Jones Act provides compensation for workers on vessels in navigable waters. Compensation includes medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You have three years to file a claim, but we recommend starting as soon as possible and working with a lawyer. It is easy to make a mistake during the lengthy, complex claims process.

Injured maritime workers also have the right to maintenance and cure. Maintenance provides for basic living expenses such as food, rent/mortgage and utilities. Cure covers necessary medical costs and out-of-pocket medical expenses. In addition, it allows workers to choose their own doctors rather than a company doctor.

Accidents And Injuries

The most frequent injuries suffered by seamen and maritime workers include fractured and crushed bones, amputations, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. Hazards that can cause these injuries include:

  • Falling overboard
  • Being struck by an object
  • Slip- or trip-and-fall accidents
  • Defective machinery or safety equipment
  • Accidents during the transfer from crew boat to vessel
  • Mooring and towline accidents

Talk to us about your injury and we will help you submit the right claim.

Contact Our Louisiana Jones Act Claims Attorneys

To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 504-521-7946, 800-249-1306 toll free or contact us online.

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