MARITIME AND ADMIRALTY LAW
When injured while working on a vessel or oil rig, the law provides special remedies for you because of the responsibilities imposed upon you as a seaman. Working on the open sea or inland waterways is dangerous. This danger can end in tragedy if your employer fails to provide adequate equipment or fails to perform regular maintenance. From loose rigging to unseaworthy vessels, your company may have put its interests ahead of your safety. If you are injured while traveling to or from your job, working on a vessel or an oil rig, you should seek an experienced attorney to work for you.
Seamen have claims pursuant to the Jones Act, a federal statute which creates certain rights and remedies specific to them. Maritime and Jones Act claims include:
- Jones Act/Seamen Injuries
- Section 905 (b) Longshoremen Claims
- Oil Rig and Platform Worker Claims
- Barge Workers and Crews
- Jack Up Rig Workers and Crews
- Supply Boat Workers and Crews
- Offshore Platform Workers
Workers who are injured on a vessel on a navigable waterway within the scope and course of their job can rely on the Jones Act in order to hold an employer accountable for their injuries and resulting damages.
The attorneys of Greenberg and LaPeyronniehave prosecuted cases in both state and federal court representing parties injured while working on both inland waters and in the Gulf of Mexico.
Take advantage of the over 65 years of combined experience of the attorneys of Greenberg and LaPeyronnie and allow us to work for you. Remember, we work hard and fight smart for our clients. Smart Matters