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Maritime Law Attorney

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Maritime law is separate from the body of laws used to resolve land-based legal disputes. At Duck Law Firm, LLC, we have the experience and knowledge that is needed to successfully litigate maritime law cases. Our team can represent you for the following:

  • Jones Act Cases
  • Cargo Carriage Disputes
  • Oil Spills
  • Water Pollution Claims
  • Vessel Financing, Operation, Construction, & Rebuilding Cases
  • Maritime Liens
  • Commercial / Contractual Claims
  • Other Various Maritime Disputes

Jones Act Claims

Seamen aren’t entitled to workers’ compensation claims the same way other land-based professionals are. However, the Jones Act gives injured seamen the right to sue their employer for work related injuries. The only compensation an injured seamen can receive for their work related injuries is through the Jones Act and other maritime laws.

A seaman is anyone who contributes to the function of a vessel while it is on a navigable waterway. I It’s important to note that Jones Act cases can be more complicated than the average workers’ comp or personal injury claim. This is because determining the status of a seaman is difficult under maritime law.

Under the Jones Act, an employer can be held liable for:

  • Improper Maintenance of Equipment
  • Unsafe Work Methods
  • Failing to Provide Necessary Equipment for Job Duties
  • Grease or Oil on the Deck
  • Inadequate Training
  • Assault by a Co-Worker

If you plan to file an injury claim under the Jones Act, you should speak with our maritime lawyer as soon as possible. We can walk you through the claim process and answer any questions or concerns you might have.

Speak to Our Lafayette Maritime Lawyer Today

Our law firm recovered millions of dollars in compensation for out clients. We have 23+years of legal experience and are ready to put our skills to work for.

Contact our maritime attorney, or call (337) 660-2699 to begin your free consultation.