If you were injured in an offshore oil rig accident or lost a loved one in an offshore accident, obtain experienced legal counsel. Injured workers and families with fatal offshore accident claims can typically recover compensation through the Federal Jones Act. This is a specific area of maritime law designed to protect the rights or injured seamen and their families. However, if you or your loved one was in an onshore drilling accident, you would be eligible for different benefits. Select a highly skilled personal injury attorney who is highly knowledgeable on the different types of benefits available to workers with offshore and onshore injury claims.
At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess we know the type of benefits injured workers and families with fatal accident claims can recover depending on where the accident occurred and other critical factors. Contact personal injury attorney L. Clayton Burgess today to learn how we can secure the compensation you are entitled.
For a consultation call us at: (877) 234-7573 or fill out a contact form, we have offices here in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Pursuing Maximum Compensation through the Jones Act
Workers injured in offshore oil rig accidents can generally recover compensation through the Jones Act. To recover compensation through this federal law, we would need to prove fault against your employer or one of your crew members. Our personal injury attorneys conduct thorough investigations focused on identifying all sources of liability. We consult industry-leading maritime law experts and oil rig specialists invaluable in helping us determine if your life was put at risk by a cost-cutting measure.
Our legal team reviews employment records, training requirements, safety requirements and other sources of information that help us identify the cause of the work-related accident, such as:
- Inadequate safety measures
- Failure to follow or implement safety requirements
- Failure to properly train new oil rig operators
- Failure to hire qualified workers
- Failure to properly maintain equipment
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing a full financial recovery for injured offshore workers and families with fatal accident claims. We will take every measure possible to help you get back on your feet with the compensation you are entitled for any past and future lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, vocational rehabilitation and lost earning capacity.
We have vast experience advocating for injured offshore workers and families with fatal accident claims. You can be confident knowing we will take every measure possible to secure the full amount of compensation you are entitled. Contact personal injury lawyer L. Clayton Burgess today at: (877) 234-7573 for an initial consultation in Shreveport, Louisiana.
We can help in evaluating liability factors, such as:
- Failing to properly train seamen
- Failing to hire qualified harbor workers
- Failing to maintain proper safety equipment
- Failing to follow or enforce standard safety procedures
- Failing to properly maintain the vessel
The Jones Act offers you the full measure of coverage for any injury you suffer, including back injury, neck injury, broken bones, head injury, hand injury, brain injury, burns and spinal cord injury. Your right to compensation is limited only by the extent of your injury, and may include:
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of physical capacity
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of household services