A maritime employee such as a seaman or harbor worker may encounter various offshore accidents and or other maritime injuries during their employment. These common maritime injuries are covered by various laws and acts to protect workers.
At The Lambert Firm, our experienced Louisiana offshore injury attorneys have helped workers hurt in many different types of offshore and maritime accidents.
Types of Maritime Injuries
At The Lambert Firm, our clients have encountered all types of maritime injuries including:
- Back injuries: While not always catastrophic, back injuries can severely impact an offshore worker’s ability to perform his job, affecting his future earning potential.
- Burns: These injuries can be among the most severe, with long-term physical and emotional scars.
Spinal cord injuries (SCI): Injuries to the spine can lead to paralysis and loss of limb function.
- Brain injuries (TBI): Workers who suffer traumatic brain injuries can have problems with long-term cognitive and neurological functions.
- Amputations: The loss of limbs or digits may occur during an offshore accident, or be necessary as a result of the injuries sustained in an accident as part of your medical treatment.
- Crush injuries: Workers trapped between or under heavy objects can suffer crush injuries, to the whole body or to limbs and digits.
- Orthopedic injuries: When the bones, tissue or joints are injured, the short- and long-term effects can range from minor to severe.
- Eye injuries: Injuries that affect the eyes can lead to vision loss or impairment, rendering the worker unable to return to his job.
- Acoustic trauma: Hearing damage can have long-term effects on your ability to work, as well as your ability to function normally in daily life.
Compensation For Offshore & Maritime Injuries
Many of these injuries can be classified as catastrophic. That means they have the potential to be life-altering in nature. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances that contributed to them, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future wages
- Pain & Suffering
In the most severe cases, these injuries can lead to death. Workers’ families may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
Get Help With Offshore & Maritime Injuries Today
The Lambert Firm’s experienced maritime team and offshore injury trial lawyers have been helping protect workers’ rights for more than 40 years. Our attorneys assist clients injured in the waters off Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast region. We take pride in providing an aggressive representation for our clients to get the best result possible.
If you’ve been injured or a loved one was killed while working offshore or in the maritime industry, schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers today. There is no fee for our services until and unless we recover compensation for you.