New Orleans Offshore Injury Attorney

Insurance companies intend to pay as little as possible for offshore injury claims. If you or a member of your family was injured while working on a fixed platform or a vessel, it is important to explore all possible sources of compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may be entitled to more than one claim. Each claim must then be carefully evaluated to see that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. What is the real cost of a permanently disabling back injury? What is a reasonable amount for maintenance, and when has an injured employee reached maximum medical improvement? If your accident is not covered under the Jones Act, is it covered under the LHWCA or general maritime law?

At James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., our New Orleans admiralty and maritime law attorneys provide seamen and oil workers throughout Louisiana's waterways and the Gulf of Mexico with effective representation in personal injury claims, including claims involving a wide range of maritime accidents and injuries. The lawyers know what to look for in admiralty, marine, and harbor accidents, including those involving the following:

  • Brain and back injuries suffered in slip and falls
  • Fatal overboard accidents
  • Accidents suffered during offloading
  • Transfer boat accidents
  • Crane and gangway accidents
  • Crush injuries caused by defective equipment
  • Injuries suffered in boat collisions
  • Burns suffered in explosions
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Commercial diving accidents

First, get medical attention—next, contact a lawyer

Our advice to anyone seriously injured in an offshore accident is clear: Immediately seek medical attention for your injuries. Then, before making any statement to, or signing papers for, the insurance company, have your claim evaluated by an experienced offshore injury lawyer. If you would like to speak with attorney Jim Arruebarrena, contact our New Orleans office to arrange a free and confidential consultation and case evaluation. Our lawyers handle personal injury claims on behalf of clients throughout Gulf Coast communities, including Baton Rouge and Lafayette.