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MANDEVILLE OFFSHORE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Offshore work is extremely dangerous and accidents are a regular occurrence. There are no hospitals and doctors nearby when things go wrong. People rely on helicopter evacuation and coast guard response. So, when an accident happens, the resulting injuries can be devastating, and in worst cases, fatal.

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    Offshore Accidents Attorney

    Louisiana is an oilfield-driven economy. However, offshore oil extraction is a deadly operation. In fact, workforces in offshore drilling platforms are constantly exposed to hazardous conditions consisting of heavy machinery, extreme weather, and highly flammable materials. This dangerous environment, in turn, leads to fatal injuries and, in worst cases, death. Moreover, the hurricane season leads to constant uncertainty and can turn out to be highly risky.

    Additionally, the nature of the job is itself unsafe. A worker is constantly exposed to the risks posed by large tools, chemicals, and pressurized equipment everywhere.

    OFFSHORE ACCIDENTS

    • Pinching and crushing injuries
    • Injuries due to extreme heat
    • Falling tools and debris
    • Object striking the eye
    • Slips, falls, and trips
    • Hits from large cranes

    OFFSHORE WORKERS ARE SUBJECT TO:

    • Broken bones
    • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
    • Paralysis
    • Severe burns
    • Eye injuries
    • Chemical burns
    • Severe trauma
    IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE IS LOOKING FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE, REACH OUT TO THE ATTORNEYS AT THE LAW OFFICES OF L. CLAYTON BURGESS INSTANTLY!

    FREE CASE EVALUATION

    Call our lawyers today for a FREE review of your personal injury case. We work on a contingent basis, which means that our fees are completely dependent on the outcome of your case.

    Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your recompense before the statute of limitations expires!

    Offshore Accidents Demand Comprehensive Legal Knowledge

    If you or a loved one has an offshore accident-related case, you can reach out to us.

    Why Seek the Assistance of an Offshore Accident Attorney?

    There are State and Federal laws that apply to different types of offshore accident claims. When it comes to offshore accidents, detailed logs are maintained by the companies that are in charge of offshore vessels. An attorney must obtain all these documents and also review them to make sure that the adequate procedure is followed.

    Maritime Laws

    The maritime laws concerning offshore accidents are complicated and confusing. Only an experienced accident attorney can protect and fight for your rights in such tough times. The Mandeville offshore accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have more than 20 years of experience in handling innumerable offshore accident cases with precision.

    The Jones Act

    The Jones Act offers protection to workers who have spent at least 30% of their time working in navigable waters. It offers victims coverage for back injury, broken bones, eye injury, hand injury, brain injury, burns, and spinal cord injury.

    A victim’s right to compensation includes:

    • Lost wages
    • Mental anguish
    • Medical expenses
    • Pain and suffering
    • Disfigurement
    • Loss of future wages

    The Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act

    This compensation act covers employees who work on docks. Workers such as longshoremen, harbor construction personnel, shipbuilders, and breakers are included and so are medical costs and lost wages.

    Death on the High Seas Act

    In offshore accidents, it’s important to cover lost financial support and funeral expenses. This act is applicable not only on workers working upon vessels but it also applies to employees working outside the three-mile limit and passengers.

    Maintenance and Cure

    One of the most basic rights of an offshore worker is to get covered for all the medical expenses. With the maintenance and cure act, workers can easily pay their bills until they resume their work.

    CALL OFFSHORE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN MANDEVILLE AT THE LAW OFFICES OF L. CLAYTON BURGESS

    Offshore accidents require specialized legal knowledge of Maritime Law.

     

    Why Seek the Assistance of Offshore Accident Attorneys?

    One of the major factors that make an offshore accident case complicated and difficult is the offshore laws and the differences between them. For instance, the Jones Act covers seamen. Again, the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act can be invoked to offer compensation to employees who work on docks.

    Only skilled attorneys who have comprehensive understanding of all the nuances of offshore accident claims can handle your case with ease and precision. The solicitors at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are available to give you complete peace of mind in times of trouble.

    SEAWORTHINESS

    A vessel may not be seaworthy for multiple reasons. Machinery may not fit in or there may be negligence in repairs. It is an attorney who can investigate the safety and maintenance records as well as analyze all the certifications. Therefore, if you are planning to go offshore, make sure

    that all your records are updated. It’s crucial to note that while pursuing an offshore accident claim, you may face pressure or bullying from your employer. In fact, they may also threaten to take away your job or ensure that you are not hired by anyone else.  These tactics are illegal and your lawyer can always fight on your behalf.

    The legal representatives here can help you evaluate multiple liability factors such as:

    • Failure to train seamen
    • Failure to hire qualified harbor workers
    • Inadequate maintenance
    • Failure to adhere to safety rules
    • Failure to train seamen

    Let our offshore accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess tackle this alone. We’ve always been acknowledged for offering top-notch legal services.

    Don’t Delay! Call Clay!

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