Offshore safety is incredibly important. Accidents happen fast in offshore environments. Thus, employers must maintain and keep a vessel in a reasonably safe condition. In fact, safety procedures and regulations are in place to keep workers safe. Particularly, The Jones Act, ensures employers provide seamen a safe place to work. This law has strict requirements. Indeed, almost any unsafe condition on a vessel can lead to liability, such as:
Maritime law covers individuals injured on or near water. For example, individuals injured on a rig, dock, or boat can be:
Maritime law includes:
Additional Sources: Occupational Health and Safety Administration
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DON’T DELAY! YOU MAY HAVE A VALID CLAIM AND ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES, BUT A LAWSUIT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRES.
If you have injuries due to an Unsafe Offshore Environment, you need an attorney! Don’t Delay, Call Clay!
Filing claims for compensation under the LHWCA has a short statue of limitations. With this in mind, don’t wait to get help. We have 20 years of experience representing offshore workers.
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are aggressive in their pursuit of justice for clients. Insurance companies will fight to pay the least amount to injured workers. Accordingly, we will fight for your medical and financial compensation.