When you’ve been injured, you might be wondering what happens next. You may have hundreds of questions about your unique situation: What are my rights? How am I going to pay for my medical bills and other expenses? Is there some sort of legal remedy that I can take?
Your rights and the legal options available to you after an injury depend largely on your job classification as an offshore worker. Are you a maritime employee? Or a Jones Act seaman? Your classification will determine whether you can collect compensation under the Jones Act, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
For this reason, it’s important to talk to an experienced Crowley, LA offshore accident lawyer. With help from a lawyer, you can determine what your rights are and make sure that you are seeking the maximum compensation allowed under the law. If you are misclassified, you risk getting far less compensation than you are legally allowed.
With your finances in trouble due to medical bills and lost income, it’s essential to get the compensation to which you are entitled. That’s where the Law Offices of Matt & Allen come in.
Our firm is dedicated to representing offshore workers like you; in fact, we’ve been doing this for more than 50 combined years. We know the maritime laws that may apply to your case, and we are familiar with the many vessels and jobs in the offshore industry. In addition, both Miles Matt and Jason Matt are degreed mechanical engineers who were previously employed in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. We’ll use our knowledge to give you the guidance you need and our experience to fight for the compensation you deserve.