Unfortunately, for employees in the maritime industry, accidents and injuries are common. The industry is considered high-risk and one where employees are often subject to injury and even death. Some accidents, however, can be prevented. Employers of the maritime industry have a duty to protect seamen who work for them, but in some cases, the proper precautions are not met, and employees are injured. Such employee can have lifelong complications due to their injury and disabilities.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits.
If a safe working environment is not provided, employees can hold the employer responsible for damages they have incurred. If you or a loved one have been subject to an injury as a seaman, the Cueria Law Firm can help. Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys have assisted with many cases over the years involving maritime injuries, helping victims receive the compensation they so justly deserve.
Examples of Common Maritime Injury Accidents
In the maritime industry, there are accidents that are prevalent. Falling objects, collisions, slips and falls, fishing accidents, diving accidents and winch failures are just the tip of the iceberg as to what can happen while working on a vessel. A large percentage of accidents that happen in the workplace are due to negligence, either by another employee or the employer. When you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, our attorneys can help you file a claim.
Employers of seamen are required to ensure all employees are trained properly and the right safety gear, tools, and equipment are provided. If employees are not trained correctly, accidents can occur during the workday. If the right equipment is not provided, accidents can result in permanent disability or even death.
When an employer fails to complete their duty to maritime employees, we step in. Let us handle your worker’s compensation case when injured on the job. Our attorneys have years of experience helping seamen fight for the compensation they so rightly deserve. Each of our attorneys is more than capable of reviewing your case and finding the right course of legal action to take to ensure you are compensated for the injury you sustained.
If you have been injured as a maritime worker, take the time to contact our office for assistance. We are happy to review your case and help file a claim on your behalf.
Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for you.