Lafayette Jones Act Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout the Acadiana Area

The Jones Act allows injured seamen to bring a claim against a ship owner, captain or other maritime worker for negligence or the unseaworthiness of a vessel. If you were injured or lost a loved one at sea, an experienced maritime lawyer can help you pursue compensation under the Jones Act.

At Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law, we have 21 years of experience representing clients who have been injured offshore. We have the knowledge and skill to help you pursue compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages and other costs. Contact our Lafayette Jones Act attorneys to learn more about your rights and to discuss your case.

Do You Qualify for Compensation?

You can only collect under the Jones Act if you qualify as a "seaman" under the law. Generally, your status as a seaman will depend on your employee status and role as well as the length of time you spend offshore. Our attorneys can help you determine if you qualify as a seaman under the Jones Act.

From serious injuries to wrongful death, we help clients who have suffered any type of harm in an accident at sea, including:

  • Accidents on vessels: We assist clients who have been injured at sea on a vessel due to the unseaworthiness of the vessel, the negligence of fellow seaman, the negligence of the captain as well as defective equipment on board.
  • Oil rig accidents and platform accidents: Our attorneys represent oil rig and platform workers who are injured in explosions and other accidents while offshore.
  • Transfer accidents: We help seamen who have suffered serious transfer injuries during a transfer to another ship or an oil rig.

In addition to handling Jones Act claims, our attorneys also represent clients in personal injury, longshoreman claims, workers' compensation and in other areas of admiralty and maritime law.

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If you have been injured at sea, you need an experienced attorney by your side. To learn more about your rights under the Jones Act and other maritime laws, contact our attorneys or call 337-988-7588 for a free initial consultation.