An Attorney Who Understands Maritime Injuries
In Louisiana and across the country, special laws apply to injuries that happen offshore. The laws can be particularly complicated if you are working at the time of the accident. If you suffered injuries from a maritime accident, you need a lawyer who knows the laws in this area and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Angad Ghai has over a decade of legal experience working in the New Orleans metro area. At Angad Ghai, Attorney at Law, he has helped many clients who suffered offshore injuries through either work or recreation. He understands the special laws that surround these injuries and will fight for justice on your behalf.
Compensation For Offshore Injuries
As New Orleans is surrounded by water, many people make their living in the water, which gives rise to accidents and injuries that happen offshore. Note that offshore can include the Mississippi River as well as the areas in the Gulf surrounding southern Louisiana. Common offshore accidents may include:
- Falling objects
- Collisions with heavy equipment
- Fire and toxic chemical exposure
- Falls overboard
- Slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls
Injury laws meant for land do not always translate to water, meaning special laws will apply to your accident. Angad understands these laws and how to bring a strong claim in your situation. In addition, if you have lost a loved one through an offshore accident, Angad can discuss your options for bringing a wrongful death claim.
What Is A Jones Act Claim?
The Jones Act provides special protection for seamen working on navigable waterways who suffer injuries through employer negligence. These workers sometimes lack the protection that land-based workers enjoy, so this act tries to cover that gap. If you work on a vessel in navigable waters for at least 30% of your work time, the Jones Act may cover you. Speak with Angad to see if you can file a claim under this law.
Schedule An Appointment
Angad offers free consultations to review your case. To schedule your appointment, you can either call his office at 504-389-5448 or send him a message online. He personally responds to all inquiries as quickly as possible, day or night.