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Houma Boat Accident Lawyer

Because the laws governing maritime and admiralty accidents are so complex, many injured workers do not fully understand their rights. If you were hurt on the job, speak to a Houma boat accident lawyer about the types of compensation you may be able to recover.

In addition to Jones Act benefits, injured offshore workers may be eligible for compensation from a negligent third party. For example, if defective equipment or negligence by another party led to your accident our Houma injury attorneys can bring separate personal injury claims against the responsible parties.

Our firm represents injured maritime workers no matter where they live. Before you accept a settlement, talk to a Houma boat accident attorney. You may be eligible for more compensation. For a free consultation, please call our Houma vessel and platform accident lawyers today.

How Injuries Commonly Occur

Our Houma boat accident lawyers represent workers injured on many types of vessels and rigs such as:

  • Cargo freighters, oil tankers, jack-up boats, supply boats, derrick barges, pipeline lay barges, tenders, tug and tow boats, anchor-handling tugs, barges, dredges, fishing vessels, crew boats, service boats, river boats and ferries
  • Recreational and passenger boats
  • Cruise ships and casino ships
  • Commercial diving boats
  • Drilling rigs, platforms, and semi-submersible platforms

These workers are exposed to countless dangers every day in the course of their jobs. Injuries common to vessel and platform workers include:

  • Joint injuries
  • Hand and finger injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures and amputations
  • Occupational diseases
  • Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Burns

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may also be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if you are permanently disabled and unable to work. Please ask a Houma boat accident attorney for details about additional benefits.

Consulting With a Houma Boat Accident Lawyer

To discuss your case and the steps involved in filing a maritime injury claim, seek the counsel of an experienced Houma boat accident attorney today.