Life as a seaman can be very dangerous. Above a vessel or oil rig, there can be accidents that occur leaving workers injured and even permanently disabled. From collisions and fires to falls and incidents involving equipment, the goal of the employer is to provide a healthy and safe maritime work environment. Employers are to provide quality equipment and tools for employees as well as safety features onboard the ship. Employers who do not do this are putting their workers at risk.
As a seaman, it is important to note the environment of the workplace. Are you at risk? Evaluate what your employer is providing for you. Has every employee been trained to complete their daily work schedule as well as on how to act in an emergency? Are there safety devices and precautions in place to tackle an accident or incident onboard? Have you had difficulty completing your daily duties due to inefficient equipment? Asking yourself these questions can ensure that you are working in a safe environment.
Injured on the Job
If you have been injured while working in the maritime industry, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Cueria Law Firm, our Louisiana personal injury attorneys can assist you with filing a claim. Think about your accident or injury and why it occurred. Was it due to the negligence of another employee or perhaps your employer? If you were required to use faulty equipment and were injured while doing so, your employer is most likely at fault. Being negligent of the sea vessel is basically guaranteeing that someone will get hurt. With a compensation claim, you are able to hold the negligible party liable for your injuries due to their action or inaction.
Too many times, seamen are injured on the job and do not hire representation for their case. The insurance company of your employer as well as your employer are only looking out for themselves. They are not considering your needs. At Cueria Law Firm, we consider what you need and how you were treated by your maritime employer.
We focus on your individual case and determine the cause of your injury. If you were hurt, disfigured or disabled due to an injury obtained on a sea vessel, we can help you file a claim for compensation.
Let our attorneys focus on your case, helping you to receive monetary compensation that can be used for medical needs, missed wages along with pain and suffering.