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Offshore and River Accidents

Have You Been Hurt Working on or Near the Water?

Whether you are working on an offshore oil rig or production platform, on a tugboat on the Mississippi River, or on any vessel on a navigable waterway, there is always the potential for an accident to occur. From our experience, we understand that if you work in a maritime setting, you probably work in and around hazardous conditions every day. If you or a loved one has been injured in an offshore or river accident, a skilled lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation.

At the law firm of Saunders & Chabert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our attorneys have experience working in shipyards, fabrication yards, offshore structures and commercial vessels. We have a personal understanding of how dangerous these jobs can be and the issues you face. When you meet with us, you will immediately notice how much we care about your concerns, and we want to make you feel comfortable speaking with us about your options. We have the knowledge and experience needed to understand your situation, and we offer free consultation until a settlement is reached for your claim.

Protecting Workers and Boaters Along the Gulf

Louisiana’s economy is shaped by the Mississippi River and all of the shipping activity it brings to our state. Similarly, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, in general, are major hubs for oil drilling, and there are thousands of residents and tourists who use our waterways for personal enjoyment. When accidents happen and people are injured, our experienced lawyers are ready to help them make sense of the situation and understand their options.

If you have been injured in an offshore or river accident, there are specific maritime and admiralty laws that can help you seek recovery. These laws include:

These laws impose a certain duty of care on employers, such as boat vessel operators and oil field businesses, to provide employees and contractors with a safe work environment. We know how these laws may apply to your case and will work to obtain the compensation you need to recover from an accident caused by negligence or recklessness.

Contact an Experienced Louisiana Maritime Law Attorney

Free Consultation

To schedule a free consultation with a Baton Rouge offshore accident lawyer, call 225-771-8100 or contact our law firm using the form below. If you choose to hire us, you will pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.