MARITIME LAW

Most jobs that require physical labor often have a high risk of injury. If you take the daily tasks of those laborers and add them to jobs at sea, the risks of on- the- job injuries immediately rise.

Stutes & Lavergne   Maritime Claim Lawyers

Maritime claims involve workplace injuries that happen while at sea or offshore.  Due to the high levels of risks associated with offshore jobs, maritime law is very complex. This is why it is very important to speak to one of our Louisiana Injury Attorneys as soon as possible.

Maritime injuries are often debilitating physically and financially.  Medical treatment and recovery time often result in loss of wages and an influx in medical bills. This makes compensation by the at-fault party necessary in order for survival.

Insurance companies are required to pay for these losses but often try to settle fast. By offering a "decent" compensation package, before an attorney is consulted, they end up getting off the hook for the full extent of losses and medical issues are known. We hope you will never need us, but in the event you do, we are here to help.

Jones Act

The Jones Act is a federal statute that holds vessels accountable for proper maintenance and upkeep.  It also protects the workers at sea. To recover lost wages and medical expenses, a seaman must file a Jones Act Claim.  In addition to the Jones Act Claim, they also have the right to file personal injury claims against the responsible employer.

Why Hire Us?

We’re committed to providing injured people the help and respect they deserve. No one expects to need an injury lawyer. We hope you all stay safe and out of harm’s way. But in the event something happens, we are here to help.

We understand that when someone is injured they will have numerous questions. Those questions are often times urgent. Our injury attorneys are on call 24/7 to help put our potential clients’ minds at ease.

We fight for our clients to ensure that they get fully compensated to help alleviate their burdens. Our clients’ only worry should be to focus on their recovery, while we handle the rest.

Types of Maritime Claims

Transferring from a Ship to Platform
Transferring from a Ship to Platform
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Helicopter to Platform Transfers
Helicopter to Platform Transfers
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Salvage Company Accidents
Salvage Company Accidents
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Pipeline Construction Injuries
Pipeline Construction Injuries
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Helicopter Crashes
Helicopter Crashes
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Diving Injuries
Diving Injuries
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