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NATIONAL MARITIME ATTORNEYS
Kirkendall Dwyer LLP Represents Maritime Workers Nationwide
Here in the Gulf Coast, we have a concentration of oil and gas industry operations providing employment to a large number of residents in areas adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. These maritime workers are exposed to dangerous working conditions and may suffer injuries as a result. Gulf Coast maritime workers may have cause for legal action based on the circumstances and conditions surrounding their accident and injury. If you or a loved one has been involved in a maritime or offshore accident, know that you may have rights to compensation for your injuries and trauma related to the accident. Before accepting settlement payments or even discussing the matter with your employer’s insurance company, you should consult with an experienced maritime or offshore injury lawyer from our firm.
Hiring the right maritime lawyer
Having the right maritime lawyer on your side can make the difference between receiving what you truly deserve and receiving what the insurance companies think you deserve. Many times, maritime and offshore injury cases are settled out of court, before trial, but litigation is often necessary for proper resolution. Kirkendall Dwyer LLP prepares for litigation from the outset to ensure that we are fully prepared for any situation that may present during the course of handling your case. For further information on maritime & offshore injury related claims and cases, please review the practice area summaries below. After you have browsed the information on our website, we hope that you will give us a call. You deserve immediate answers, and that is what you will get when you contact our offshore injury lawyers. Your case review costs you nothing. In fact, we don’t receive a dime until you receive your compensation. Contact us today.
Admiralty law deals with the application of law to events that occur in navigable waters. This generally includes events occurring in oceans, large lakes or rivers that can be used for commercial purposes. Seeking compensation for an injury in navigable waters can be a tricky process because of the variety of avenues for recovery available. Call us to have an experienced maritime injury lawyer on your side.
The federal LHWCA (Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act) allows longshoremen and harbor workers to recover medical costs and two-thirds of their average weekly wages during periods of disability as a result of injury on the job. Hire an experienced maritime lawyer to assist you in recovering all that you’re entitled to.
Seamen, harbor workers, merchant mariners or other individuals working on or to support a water-going vessel are at risk of injury each day on the job. The federal Jones Act affords rights to these workers in addition to traditional workers’ compensation protection.
Maritime law is different from general state liability law, and there are traps for the unseasoned maritime lawyer. Receiving experienced, proper legal guidance in the area of maritime injury is essential.
In the worst case scenario, a maritime worker is killed while on the job. This is a shocking and tragic event that can leave family helpless and terrified of the future. There are many avenues of recovery when a maritime worker is killed on the job. If your loved one has been killed, you do not have to suffer through this difficult time alone. Contact our maritime attorneys for the help that you need.
Injury in Foreign Waters
Maritime workers injured while working overseas have the right to receive compensation for their injuries. We can protect your right to receive proper medical treatment as well as compensation.
If you or a loved one was injured in an offshore accident involving an offshore drilling rig, a tug boat, barge, shrimp boat, or fishing boat, you may be entitled to receive compensation under the Jones Act or other maritime laws.
Seamen who are injured or become ill while on service of their vessel have the right to receive free medical care, food and shelter. In addition to these rights, they are entitled to much more which can be found listed in our seaman injury cases section.
Victim’s Medical Rights
Victims of maritime accidents have rights to medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering. Make sure you are aware of your rights in the event of an injury. Don’t let your employer or the insurance companies take advantage of you at a vulnerable time.
Hiring a Maritime Lawyer
Workers injured while working offshore need an attorney who is well versed in Jones Act law. Make sure that you know which questions to ask when choosing a Jones Act lawyer to represent you in your case.