What Laws Apply to Offshore Workers Claims

Learn what laws apply to offshore workers claims from experienced Lafayette personal injury attorney, Bennett Boyd Anderson, Jr., of Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman.


Boyd Anderson: Hi, I'm Boyd Anderson, a personal injury attorney in Lafayette, Louisiana. Our firm handles Admiralty, Maritime, and Jones Act litigation together with auto accident and 18-wheeler litigation. We're frequently asked by offshore workers who are hurt in an accident, exactly what law applies to their claim.

Federal law called the Jones Act is quite complicated. An injured worker either on a vessel or on a floating platform can actually be categorized under multiple different federal laws.

It's very important to obtain an experienced personal injury attorney who has handled Jones Act, Admiralty, and Maritime claims, in order to determine whether you are due Jones Act benefits, longshoremen benefits, maintenance and cure benefits, outer-continental shelf benefits, or exactly what benefits you are due with respect to your accident. You are entitled to recover, if you are injured offshore, whether the accident was solely your fault or whether the accident was the fault of another.

Contact my phone Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman if you've been hurt offshore.