The Help You Need in Your Time of Need
If you've been injured while working on or near the water you probably have a lot of questions. How are you going to provide for yourself and your family now that you've been injured? Who can you count on to protect your rights as a victim? Who will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve because of your accident? If you talk to a lawyer, will your employer hold it against you?
These are all legitimate questions and concerns shared by many injured maritime workers. This is where the experienced maritime injury and Jones Act attorneys at The Young Firm can help you. With over 50 years of focus on maritime law and Jones Act cases, our attorneys boast an impressive track record. Our history of favorable verdicts and impressive settlements speaks to our skill and experience with these types of cases.
Common Questions about Maritime Injury and Jones Act Cases
Being hurt while on the job raises many questions. Below are five common questions and concerns that you might have as an injured maritime worker:
- I was injured while working on or near the water. What are my rights? If you were injured while working on or near the water then you may be entitled to file a claim under general maritime law, the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act, or the Death on the High Seas Act. You have the right to pursue a lawsuit and recover damages, which is where an experienced law firm like The Young Firm can dramatically improve your chances of success.
- Who can sue for a maritime injury? We've represented Jones Act seamen, maritime workers, deckhands, longshoremen, harbor workers, oil rig workers, tug boat and barge workers, and other workers in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River. If you've been injured while working on an oil rig, floating crane barge, crew vessel, supply vessel, cargo ship, tanker, fishing vessel, drill ship, construction barge, towboat, tugboat, or other floating vessel or structure then please contact us to find out how we can help you, too.
- What financial compensation can I receive in a maritime injury lawsuit? Depending on your situation, you may receive compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages (including overtime), physical disability, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship, mental disability, property damage, and loss of fringe benefits.
- I see you are located in Louisiana, but I wasn't injured there. Will you still take my case? In a word, yes. We've represented clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas as well as workers injured in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River. In addition, we have helped injured seamen across the United States by working with their local attorneys to ensure they have a skilled and experienced maritime injury legal team on their side.
- Will I be blackballed from future maritime jobs if I bring a lawsuit against my employer? We've been practicing maritime law for more than 50 years in the Gulf Coast area and we believe there is no black list. In fact, there are laws that prevent your former employer from revealing information like injuries you may have received while on the job. In addition, we've had several former clients who received excellent settlements later return to work offshore after they recovered from their injuries.
The Place to Turn for your Maritime Injury Case
For more information, we offer two free publications that will help you make some very important decisions about your future. The first is a short e-publication with some surprising insight titled "6 Secrets Your Company May Not Tell You When You Get Injured Offshore". This publication can be emailed to you right away.
You may also be interested in our more detailed book "The Employee's Guide To Maritime Injury Law", which covers many more legal issues including the Jones Act, maritime injury claims, maintenance and cure rights, and other offshore-injury topics. We will be happy to mail this free publication to you through the postal service.
If you have more questions or would like to speak with one of our skilled maritime law attorneys for no cost and no obligation, please contact us today.
The Young Firm
400 Poydras Street, Suite 2090
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Toll Free: (866) 968-6434
Facsimile: (504) 680-4101
We are Proud to Serve the Following Areas:
Louisiana, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Mississippi, Alabama, Mobile, Jackson, Gulf Coast, Arkansas, Gulfport, Biloxi, Pensacola, Gulf of Mexico, Texas
In addition, if your injury occurred elsewhere we can work with local attorneys in your area to make sure your maritime case is handled by experienced maritime lawyers. We have helped injured seaman across the United States.