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Offshore and maritime work is inherently dangerous. Thousands of offshore work accidents – like those that occur on offshore oil rigs and platforms – injure workers each year. Many of those accidents should be entirely preventable if safety is kept as the priority. It is important for every injured worker to get a chance to receive the compensation and benefits that they need to recover.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, our Marshall offshore accident lawyers are proud to offer our legal services to injured offshore workers. With more than 20 years of experience with complicated injury cases, you can trust our team to effectively handle your claim. No matter the strength of the opposition, like a major insurance company, we can fight for you in and out of court.
Our law firm can work on a large variety of different cases involving offshore accidents and the injuries that they cause. Please do not worry yourself over the details of your case when you should be resting. Call (318) 221-1508, tell us what happened, and we can tell you how we can help.
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The Jones Act – or the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 – is a federal law that permits maritime workers to seek an injury claim against employers whose negligence causes them to suffer an on-the-job injury. It also covers injury claims involving “unseaworthy” vessels. At the center of many offshore accident claims are the provisions of the Jones Act.
Our attorneys know how to work with the nuances of the Jones Act and how they will impact your claim. We are also highly familiar with the legalities of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). With so much resting on the outcome of your offshore accident claim, it is important to work with a law firm that understands these niche acts and how they influence a claim.
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers is a law firm that can handle both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. Our background and experience come in handy when working on offshore accident claims because such claims often involve both. You might be able to file a personal injury claim while also getting workers’ compensation benefits, depending on the details of your employment and accident.
When does it make sense to file one type of claim over the other?