After A Maritime Accident, You Shouldn't Be Left To Struggle With The Financial Fallout

Those who earn their living in the maritime industry face risks every day on the job. Offshore oil workers become victims of explosions, falls and deadly machinery accidents. Harbor workers get crushed by heavy equipment. Commercial divers end up with life-threatening decompression sickness. These and countless other accidents happen in the blink of an eye, changing the maritime worker's life forever.

Whether you work at sea, underwater or on the shore, you shouldn't be left stranded when you get hurt on the job. If you've lost a loved one to a fatal maritime accident, you shouldn't have to struggle with the financial devastation of that tragedy.

Understanding Your Rights

Fortunately, federal maritime law (also known as admiralty law) gives important rights to injured maritime workers and their families. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Lost earnings
  • Medical coverage
  • Pain and suffering (both physical and emotional)
  • Disabilities resulting from your injury
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Food, lodging and transportation
  • Funeral/burial expenses
  • Loss of financial support

However, this area of law is confusing and complicated. Most personal injury attorneys don't handle these cases because they're so different from other work injuries.

So how do you go about getting the guidance you need to move forward?

Choosing The Right Attorney

Here's the good news: Help is available. At the law firm of Larry Curtis, we're here for you during some of the most difficult times in your life. Our legal team will fight for the benefits and financial recovery you deserve.

Because our lawyer has devoted his entire career to helping maritime workers and their families,

  • He knows the law.
  • He knows the players.
  • He knows the courts.
  • He knows how to get winning results.

Put simply, Mr. Curtis has the in-depth level of knowledge that only comes from four decades of experience.

Get Guidance And Answers

Wondering if you have an injury claim? Not sure what benefits you can qualify for? Looking for guidance after the tragic death of a family member?

You deserve clear answers about what to expect. When you come to our firm for a free initial consultation, you'll get the detailed guidance you need to make sense of the confusing legal considerations you're facing. We'll help you understand your rights and options so you can make confident decisions moving forward.

Learn more by contacting our office at 337-366-8317 (or toll free 800-836-2064). Based in Lafayette, we handle maritime cases across Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Arkansas.