Lafayette Admiralty and Maritime Accidents Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout the Acadiana Area
When a maritime worker suffers an offshore injury, he or she is entitled to compensation. Under the Jones Act and general maritime law, many rights exist for a maritime worker injured in the course and scope of his or her employment.
Too often, though, an employer may refuse to pay maintenance or delay the weekly maintenance checks. This creates financial difficulties and hardship for the injured seaman and his family.
Speak With a Lawyer Free of Charge
At Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law, we work hard to ensure that you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled. We can meet with you and your family free of charge to discuss a possible offshore accident claim. If we take your offshore accident case, we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until you get the money you need and deserve. Contact our Lafayette admiralty and maritime accidents attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation.
Taking on a Wide Range of Admiralty and Maritime Accidents Cases
Every offshore accident claim is different, and we have the experience to help with a wide range of cases. Our attorneys help workers injured by defective equipment such as:
- Ladder falls
- Cranes collapsing or dropping heavy objects
- Slippery decks
- Faulty rigging
In addition to that work, we handle other dangers associated with both platform and jack-up oil rigs caused by careless owners and operators. For example, our firm has experience handling transfer cases where a maritime worker is injured while being transferred to another boat or oil rig. As part of our admiralty and maritime accidents practice, we also represent victims of recreational boating accidents.
A Successful Practice for Over 18 Years
In more than 21 years as a Louisiana personal injury lawyer, Kevin Tauzin has successfully represented many victims of maritime-related offshore accident cases and oil-rig accidents. He regularly files Jones Act claims, workers’ compensation claims and has an extensive knowledge of the Long Shore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
- In one case, an offshore worker was welding underneath a crane. The pallet broke, dumping the load on top of the worker and causing serious injury. We successfully argued that safety measures were violated and collected damages for him.
- In another case, our client broke his jaw when he was forced to work in unsafe conditions and fell off an unlit crane. We sought compensation for violating offshore construction safety codes.
Contact an Offshore Accidents Attorney Serving the Monroe Area
From platform accidents to transfer accidents, we can help you secure the compensation you need after an accident. Contact our personal injury law firm or call 337-988-7588 to sign up for a free initial consultation. We are committed to serving your best interest.