Offshore Accidents

OFFSHORE & MARITIME ACCIDENT
INFORMATION AND WHAT TO DO.


If you or a loved one has been seriously injured while working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico or in an accident onshore connected to maritime work, we urge you to obtain legal representation from an experienced offshore and maritime accident lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to compensation under maritime law. Unfortunately, maritime law is complex, and those who are responsible for your injury understand how to make the law work for them and against you.

At Murphy Law Firm, our highly skilled Baton Rouge maritime accident lawyers have decades of experience successfully helping injured offshore workers obtain full compensation for the harm they have suffered. We understand that you have already been the victim of an accident once, and we don’t want you to be a victim twice ─ this time at the hands of corporate employers or insurance companies that want to take advantage of you. Don’t lose out to the legal system.

Contact our dedicated Louisiana maritime and offshore accident attorneys today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how we can help you. We will show you why our firm is different, why our personal injury attorneys are so widely respected, and why clients frequently refer us to their friends and family.

We Fight For Offshore Workers and Longshoremen
You could spend years in and around the Gulf and never hear much more than the names of the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), or other maritime laws until an offshore accident happens to you. However, once you have been seriously hurt in a diving or boating accident, on an oil rig or a dock, or elsewhere around the water, specialized maritime law dictates your financial future.

LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT (LHWCA)
TITLE 33 NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS

CHAPTER 18
LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

§ 901. Short title
§ 902. Definitions
§ 903. Coverage
§ 904. Liability for compensation
§ 905. Exclusiveness of liability
§ 906. Compensation
§ 907. Medical services and supplies
§ 908. Compensation for disability
§ 909. Compensation for death
§ 910. Determination of pay
§ 911. Guardian for minor or incompetent
§ 912. Notice of injury or death
§ 913. Filing of claims
§ 914. Payment of compensation
§ 915. Invalid agreements
§ 916. Assignment and exemption from claims of creditors
§ 917. Compensation a lien against assets
§ 918. Collection of defaulted payments; special fund
§ 919. Procedure in respect of claims
§ 920. Presumptions
§ 921. Review of compensation orders
§ 922. Modification of awards
§ 923. Procedure before deputy commissioner or Board
§ 924. Witnesses
§ 925. Witness fees
§ 926. Costs in proceedings brought without reasonable grounds
§ 927. Powers of deputy commissioners or Board
§ 928. Fees for services
§ 929. Record of injury or death
§ 930. Reports to Secretary
§ 931. Penalty for misrepresentation; prosecution of claims
§ 932. Security for compensation
§ 933. Compensation for injuries where third persons are liable
§ 934. Compensation notice
§ 935. Substitution of carrier for employer
§ 936. Insurance policies
§ 937. Certificate of compliance with this Act
§ 938. Penalty for failure to secure payment of compensation
§ 939. Administration by Secretary
§ 940. Deputy commissioners
§ 941. Safety rules and regulations
§ 942. Annual report
§ 943. [Repealed]
§ 944. Special fund
§ 945. [Repealed]
§ 948. Laws inapplicable
§ 948a. Discrimination against employees who bring proceedings; penalties; deposit of payments in special funds; civil actions; entitlement to restoration of employment and compensation, qualifications requirement; liability of employer for penalties and payments; insurance policy exemption from liability
§ 949. Effect of unconstitutionality
§ 950. Separability provision
§§ 951 — 980. [Reserved]

DEATH ON THE HIGH SEAS ACT (DOHSA)
46 U.S. Code CHAPTER 303—DEATH ON THE HIGH SEAS

§ 30301. Short title
§ 30302. Cause of action
§ 30303. Amount and apportionment of recovery
§ 30304. Contributory negligence
§ 30305. Death of plaintiff in pending action
§ 30306. Foreign cause of action
§ 30307. Commercial aviation accidents
§ 30308. Nonapplication

Our Maritime and Offshore Accident Clients Include:
Seamen (AB and OS), deckhands, pilots, and other crew members from a qualifying vessel or assigned to a fleet of vessels
Longshoreman who load and unload cargo from ships in port
Harbor workers whose job keeps them directly engaged in such maritime activities as building ships, repairing ships, and operating cranes and forklifts
Platform / oil rig workers from roustabouts to mechanics, welders, electricians, surveyors, crane operators, engineers, drillers, tool pushers, camp bosses, rig administrators, and others
Commercial divers / oil divers
Insurance companies, employers, and others associated with your offshore accident will work hard to avoid paying you the compensation you deserve. However, our team of personal injury lawyers will work aggressively to make sure you do not become a victim twice.

Types of Maritime Accident Cases We Handle:
  • Oil Rig and Platform Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Charter Vessel Accidents
  • Crew Boat Injuries
  • Tug Barge Accidents
  • Diving Accidents
  • Crew Wage Claims
  • Deck Hand Injury Claims
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Dredging Vessel Injuries
  • Ferry Boat Accidents
  • Fishing Boat Accidents
  • Supply Vessel Accidents
  • Commercial Fisherman Claims
  • Maintenance and Cure Claims
  • Maritime Liens
If you or a loved one has been hurt in any type of maritime accident, contact Murphy Law Firm today to learn about your rights to compensation. We prepare each case with a battle plan and are not afraid to go to trial. If insurers do not come forward with a maritime accident settlement offer that provides everything you need to get your life back on track, we will be ready to fight it out in court.

Nobody should suffer in silence after an offshore accident. Stand up for your rights with help from a personal injury lawyer. The Murphy team of maritime and offshore accident lawyers will fight hard to get you the relief you so desperately need. Contact us today at (225) 269-4928 to schedule a free consultation appointment.

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Phone number
(225) 928-8800
Email
info@murphylawfirm.com
Address
2354 S Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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