Louisiana boasts one of the most successful maritime industries in the nation—one that also provides steady employment to many people in the Lake Charles area. Typically, these sailors are protected by what is known as the Jones Act, which provides legal framework for sailors to recover damages sustained as the result of their employer’s or a coworker’s negligence.
With that in mind, our Lake Charles offshore and maritime injury lawyers at N. Craig Richardson are prepared to help you exercise your rights under the Jones Act and to recover the damages you sustained in your accident.
Pursuant to the Jones Act, any Lake Charles individual who falls under the legal protections afforded to the Jones Act seamen may be eligible to recover the following damages should he or she be injured in a maritime accident:
Our Lake Charles legal team may work closely with you to develop a legal strategy intended to help you hold your employer responsible for any negligent act or conditions that contributed to your injury.
Maritime supports the livelihoods of many families in Lake Charles and elsewhere in Louisiana; when a maritime worker is hurt by the actions of a negligent person or party, then, the ability of the individual to continue supporting themselves is greatly threatened. If you have been injured aboard a vessel while working in the Gulf, one of our Lake Charles offshore and maritime injury lawyers at N. Craig Richardson may provide diligent representation to help you hold your employer responsible for that injury. To discuss the circumstances that led to your injury with one of our personal injury lawyers, please call our Lake Charles offices at (337) 434-3774 today.