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Compensation For Southern Louisiana Longshoremen

Ordinarily, an injured worker can seek financial relief for injuries through a workers’ compensation claim. However, when the workplace is a boat, ship, barge or other waterborne vessel and injury is a result of negligence by an employer or co-worker, an injured seaman or dock worker can file a lawsuit against the employer. This is true, thanks to the Jones Act, a federal statute designed to protect merchant marines. The Roach Law Firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a reliable source of information and advocacy for injured people whose accidents fall under provisions of the Jones Act. Were you injured in or near Louisiana on a boat, barge, sea vessel, floating offshore platform or dock (while assigned to a fleet or vessel)?


Your injury may have taken place some distance from Louisiana, but if you were employed by a Louisiana shipping company, we welcome the opportunity to explain your rights and help you recover compensation. Among other responsibilities that a shipping or maritime business has to workers on its boats or floating docks is the obligation to make sure a vessel is seaworthy. If your injury took place because your employer or a co-worker was negligent in any way, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer. We may be able to help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Let An Attorney Who Knows The Jones Act Help You

To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer after an offshore accident, call or email us. We can advocate for you and help you recover compensation if you were hurt because of a shipping company’s negligence. Call 337-240-9760 or 866-613-5458 to learn more.

Jones Act attorneys at The Roach Law Firm represent the injured and surviving family members in Calcasieu Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish and surrounding areas. Our law firm, founded in 1959, is up to date in personal injury law. We are available to evaluate your at-sea accident case and make recommendations for the best way to pursue compensation in your situation.