Navigating Maritime Claims For Injury Victims
People who work on boats enjoy special protections under a law known as The Jones Act. A deckhand or boat pilot can sue his or her employer for personal injuries sustained in a work-related accident. This provides better benefits to the injured worker than typical workers’ compensation benefits. This area of the law requires the services of an experienced maritime attorney. There is often a question of the status of the injured worker. Is he or she a seaman or does the injury fall under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act? Oftentimes, people working offshore can be covered by The Jones Act, even if they do not work on a typical vessel.
At Kevin Schoenberger, Attorney at Law, we have extensive experience handling maritime injury claims for clients in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We are prepared to serve people who work and were injured on ships, boats, tug boats, oil rigs, docks and other occupations along Louisiana’s coast, the Mississippi river and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Let Us Take The Burden Off Your Shoulders
If you have suffered an injury on the job, you have enough to worry about without having to figure out if your injury falls under The Jones Act, The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Louisiana workers’ compensation law or general personal injury law.
We are here to sort out these legal details so you can focus on your recovery. Maritime injury lawyer Kevin Schoenberger has more than 40 years of legal experience. He has successfully helped numerous clients obtain full and fair financial compensation after a serious maritime accident.
Contact Us About Your Offshore Work Accident Claim
When you are ready to discuss your offshore injury claim with an experienced attorney, we will be here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 504-525-1143 to arrange your free initial consultation.