Due to the nature of their profession, maritime workers employed on Louisiana’s many inland ports and waterways are often exposed to hazardous working conditions. Accidents can happen at any time. When accidents caused by the negligent actions of a business or individual result in a maritime worker’s injury or death, the victims and their families have a right to compensation.
The New Orleans maritime injury lawyers at the Lambert Firm have been representing dockworkers, oil and gas industry employees, seamen, cruise and casino ship employees, fishermen and others inland maritime workers involved in accidents at sea or on inland Louisiana waters for over 40 years. During this time we have acquired big settlements for inland Louisiana maritime workers injured by:
- Equipment Failure and Malfunctions
- Grounding accidents
- Basket, plank and rope transfer accidents
- Fires and Explosions
- Dock and pier accidents
- Falling Objects
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Chemical or Radiation Exposure
Inland Maritime Lawyers Protecting Your Rights
Our years of experience and thorough knowledge of maritime law makes us uniquely qualified to represent personal injury and wrongful death claims that occur during employment on the state’s inland waters. We are familiar with all the many state, federal and international laws that pertain to the rights of maritime workers who have been injured while on the job, such as General Maritime Law, the Jones Act, The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and others.
We also help workers whose inland marine injuries were caused by the negligent actions of a third party, such as a charter boat collision or transfer mishap.
Types of Louisiana Inland Maritime Injuries
At The Lambert Firm, we have successfully helped clients get compensation for a wide variety have of inland maritime injuries in Louisiana, including:
- Neck and Back injuries
- Bone fractures
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Cuts, lacerations and puncture wounds
- Orthopedic injuries
- Certain types of cancer
- Chemical or radiation exposure
- Respiratory conditions
- Eye injuries
- Hearing loss
Compensation for Inland Port and Waterway Injuries in Louisiana
In some instances, these injuries have life changing consequences. Depending on the severity of your injuries and their cause, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Outstanding, current and anticipated medical expenses
- Emergency room costs
- Physical rehabilitation expenses
- Medical devices, wheelchairs and prosthetics
- Lost wages
- Permanent disabilities
- Inability to earn an income
- Pain & suffering
- Mental anguish
When injuries are so severe they result in death, a worker’s families may receive compensation by filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
We Serve the Entire State of Louisiana
The Lambert Firm’s inland maritime injuries attorneys represent injured employees working at inland ports and on rivers, lakes and bayous all over Louisiana:
- Lake Charles Port
- Central Louisiana Regional Port
- Port of Greater Baton Rouge
- Cane River
- Greater Ouachita
- Greater Krotz Springs
- Intracoastal Waterway
- Lake Pontchartrain
- Lake Providence
- Mississippi River
- Pointe Coupee
- Red River
- Port of South Louisiana
Contact a Louisiana Inland Maritime Injury Lawyer
Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Lambert Firm has been protecting the rights of workers injured in inland maritime accidents for over 40 years. If you have been injured while working on the inland waters and ports of Louisiana, don’t put off speaking with an experienced maritime attorney. Statutes of Limitation mean you only have a certain amount of time in which to file your claim.
Call the Lambert Firm at 800-521-1750 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our maritime injury attorneys. They are available to assess the facts of your case, answer any questions you might have, and offer professional advice on the best way to proceed with your claim.
We accept cases on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront fees or costs for our clients, and we don’t get paid until you are awarded a settlement.