Maritime Offshore Accidents
Maritime and Offshore Accident Attorneys in Baton Rouge
Representing Injured Seamen and Land-Based Maritime Workers
If you were injured on the job in the Gulf of Mexico, on the Mississippi River or on any of Louisiana's rivers, lakes, bayous or waterways, the experienced maritime accident and injury law attorneys at Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger can help you obtain the financial compensation and medical benefits you need in order to recover after a work-related injury.
Our lawyers have substantial experience representing the rights and interests of injured seamen and land-based maritime workers seeking maintenance and cure or other compensation and disability benefits in:
- Jones Act claims
- Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) act
- General maritime law claims relating to negligence or unseaworthiness
The laws governing maritime or offshore accidents are different from typical land-based personal injury or workers' compensation laws. It is vitally important to seek the counsel of an attorney experienced in maritime accident and injury law. Please call Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger at 225-383-9703 or e-mail us now to schedule a consultation.
Former Admiralty Defense Lawyer Uses His Knowledge to Help You
Our maritime and offshore accidents lawyer, André Bélanger, uses his background as a former admiralty defense attorney to create a powerful case on your behalf. We know the terminology and processes that underwriters typically employ to minimize your case and recovery, and we know how to advance your claim forcefully and with dispatch.
You are entitled to medical care for your injury. You don't need to use company doctors. The team at Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger is focused on helping you obtain the immediate health care you need. Even if you work on a fixed platform and don't qualify as a Jones Act case, we can help you file a claim and seek compensation.
Experienced Representation in Serious Maritime Accident and Injury Cases
Common injuries of seamen in maritime offshore accidents can range from a blown disk in the back or knee injury to a traumatic brain injury from a slip and fall.
We know that if you have experienced a physically challenging injury, you could be disabled for life. You will likely need retraining, physical rehabilitation and possibly future surgery. Our experience and thorough understanding of maritime accident and injury case enables us to fight for the full compensation you deserve, including a financial settlement for your pain and suffering, when appropriate.
Schedule a Consultation
Call the Baton Rouge offices of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger at 225-383-9703 or contact us online for a consultation to answer your specific questions about your accident or injury on a vessel operating in the Gulf or in the inland waters of Louisiana.