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Offshore accidents are a serious threat to anyone at sea. Whether those accidents happen during recreation or work activities, they often result in horrific injuries and death. When that happens, you can turn to Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for clear answers and effective advocacy in the pursuit of compensation and justice.
For more than two decades, our 5-star Ruston offshore accident attorneys have been tireless, trusted advocates for the injured. We know what it takes to craft strong, persuasive claims, and we have represented many victims just like you, working diligently to help them secure full, fair recoveries.
No matter how complex your claim may be, we are the team you can count on for extraordinary counsel and fierce representation when it matters most. Whether you need answers about your options or you’re ready to proceed with a claim, we are here for you 24/7, and we are ready to help you right now.
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The high seas are unpredictable and highly risky. Still, those who work offshore have the right to a safe working environment, regardless of whether they do their jobs on oil rigs, drilling platforms, barges, tugboats, cruise ships, or other watercraft. That means employers in the oil, gas, and maritime industries have specific obligations to train and protect their workers in order to minimize the risk of offshore accidents, injuries, and death.
Despite that, negligence causes maritime accidents far too often. When that happens, it tends to result in harmful incidents like (but not exclusive to) the following.
Keep in mind that these numbers underreport the true incidence of offshore incidents because authorities, like the U.S. Coast Guard, are not required to track, record, and report these accidents.
No matter what those numbers really are in the grand scheme, the only thing that matters when you or a loved one has been hurt is your recovery. That’s when you need experienced representation from a Ruston offshore accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
You need to answer some other questions first before you can land on a “Yes” or “No” to this question. The reason is that offshore accident claims must be filed by certain deadlines and that different laws can apply, depending on whether you were working at the time of the accident and, if so, what type of work you were performing.
Depending on those factors, you could have multiple claims. That’s why it’s best to consult an attorney who is familiar with maritime law, work injury cases, and tort claims.
When you meet with a Ruston offshore accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, you can find out if you qualify to seek compensation via one or more of the following:
You may have additional legal claims if you are the target of retaliation for filing a claim. In other words, it’s against the law for employers to fire you or blacklist you from being hired simply because you’re pursuing your right to get justice via an offshore accident claim.
Most oil, gas, and maritime industry employers are fully aware of this and operate within the law. Some don’t, however. That’s just another reason to make sure you have a Ruston offshore accident attorney protecting your rights when it’s time to recover.
Your injuries and the type of claim(s) you have can impact compensation amounts. That means that there’s no easy, quick answer here; instead, it’s necessary to analyze the facts and damages associated with a claim. This is another area where it’s in your best interests to talk to an attorney.
Broadly speaking, however, offshore accident claims can result in compensation for (but not limited to):
After an accident at sea, the sooner you talk to a Ruston offshore accident attorney, the better. The team at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers is ready to provide clear answers and exceptional counsel, and we can get to work helping you today.
Known for our tireless dedication and extraordinary representation, we also provide compassionate, client-focused service, and we know how to win. That’s why we’re recognized for our diligence, integrity, and success — and why you can always count on us. Discover the difference our team can make in your case and recovery by contacting us today.