Areas of Practice | Offshore Accidents

You’re seriously injured, and you’re looking for an experienced lawyer who will personally fight for you and win. Jeff Green is an energetic, relentless advocate for his clients. If you have a case related to one of the following areas of practice below, schedule a free consultation now or call (504) 513-8820.

Offshore Accidents

Working environments for offshore employees are hazardous. Offshore injuries run rampant both on and off the vessel.

The laws protecting workers at sea are not the same as the laws protecting workers on land. While this can make the recovery process more confusing, Jeff Green has the experience to help you navigate the system and increase your recovery. Jeff will take a comprehensive look at your case, determine what laws apply and take decisive steps to protect your rights.

The first concern of any individual involved in an offshore accident is getting proper medical care. We will assure your rights are protected with regard to past, present and future doctor’s bills.

I represent workers who have been injured during drilling or oil production operations on both land and water in a wide range of offshore and general maritime personal injury cases for accidents which may occur on any of the following:

  • Offshore oil drilling rigs
  • Oil platform accidents
  • Semi-submersible
  • Jack-up rigs
  • Drillships
  • Floating production systems
  • Riverboats
  • River vessels
  • Barges
  • Tug-boats
  • Land rigs
  • Helicopter transport
  • Boats
  • Ferrying to and from the rig
  • Oil rig explosions

Jones Act

Many offshore and oil field accidents involve the Jones Act, which covers injured seamen assigned to a rig and injured on that same vessel. If your accident falls under this category, you may have a claim against your employer for negligence, as well as the vessel owner, captain or crew members. Seamen may also file suit if they were injured because a vessel was unseaworthy.

Maintenance & Cure

In addition to filing a claim for personal injury and damages under the Jones Act or General Maritime Law, injured seamen may be eligible for maintenance and cure. Maintenance is a daily worker’s compensation rate for seamen, while cure is your employer’s obligation to provide proper medical treatment.

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