The port of Lake Charles, Louisiana is the 12th-largest seaport in the United States. With many commercial and recreational vessels entering and exiting the port on a daily basis, offshore accidents are a regular occurrence. Our law firm assists individuals who have sustained injuries on commercial fishing boats, oil rigs, tugboats, barges, ferries, recreational boats and all other types of vessels. Whether you were injured while working, fishing or water skiing, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge of maritime law to help you pursue the maximum compensation available for your injury. In addition, Vamvoras Antoon Attorneys at Law represents families in wrongful death claims involving fatal maritime accidents.
What Is a Workplace Maritime Injury?
Maritime injuries are those that happen to workers while aboard a vessel, an offshore platform or on a dock. Unlike other workers, maritime workers are not eligible for workers compensation but can pursue compensation under the Jones Act, a federal statute that gives anyone who has been injured while working at sea the right to sue their employer for personal injury damages. Unlike worker’s compensation, Jones Act claims are filed directly against the employer, thus it is critical to work with an experienced maritime injury attorney. The amount of compensation to pursue depends on the unique facts of each case, but under the Jones Act, injured workers can recover:
- Lost wages, for time already missed and future loss due to the injury
- Medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
Contact Our Office Now
Call 337-433-1621 or contact us online to arrange a consultation with our Lake Charles maritime injury attorneys. We represent clients in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish and throughout the state Louisiana. All personal injury cases are conducted on a contingency fee basis. Our lawyers are available to meet with you in the hospital, at home or another convenient location if your injury prevents you from coming into our office.