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Maritime work is essential to the Gulf Coast's economy. Unfortunately this profitable industry has also been the cause of thousands of injuries and deaths to offshore workers. As experienced practitioners of maritime law, we here at Best Law Firm know how dangerous the everyday jobs of seamen can be. There are several reasons why people get injured offshore and several laws that apply.

    Some of the most common causes of merchant seamen injury include:
    • Untrained or poorly-trained staff and crew
    • Failure of crew members to follow proper safety procedures
    • Inadequate safety procedures
    • Failure of company to obey applicable state and federal regulations
    • Careless operation of vessel's equipment
    • Onboard vessel defects

    Compensation for seamen injured while in a maritime setting is governed by a complex set of overlapping regulations and statutes. These include:
    • The Jones Act
    • The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
    • The General Maritime and Admiralty Law
    • The Admiralty Extension Act
    • The Public Vessels Act
    • The Federal Employees' Compensation Act
    • The Outer Continental Shelf Load Act
    • State workers' compensation laws

Determining which laws apply to your injury requires knowledge and experience from a reputable maritime lawyer. Regardless of how your injury occurred, it is important that you consult with a Louisiana maritime lawyer to make sure you are fully compensated for any damages or injuries you sustained while on the job. Call us now to schedule a free consultation. Our number is 1-855-763-BEST.

Here at Best Law Firm, we take care of all of our clients and make sure they receive all the support needed to get on the path of recovery and take their lives back!

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What do you do in the event of an accident or injury?

If you or someone you know has been injured offshore, the first step to take is to immediately seek professional legal representation. The company you work for will hire their own investigators and legal team to investigate your injury to prove you were at fault. Before you talk to anyone else you need to speak to a qualified attorney that has an expertise in Maritime and Admiralty Law. Your attorney will help you receive the compensation you deserve and get you the money to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. The Best Law can help you formulate a solid case backed up by years of experience and knowledge in offshore and maritime law. So, contact us now for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to make a claim. If your accident happened on a rig, vessel or anywhere over water you could have a claim! Before you talk to anyone else contact an attorney.

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