Maritime Personal Injury Litigation Defense

Our lawyers represent business and industry in Louisiana, including those doing business on our waterways and at our ports.

The state of Louisiana boasts hundreds of miles of gulf coastline, several major ports along the Mississippi River and countless miles of inland navigable waterways. Louisiana’s business and culture are intimately tied to the water through the petrochemical industry, commercial fishing and recreational pursuits. A large number of workers in these industries are covered under the federal Jones Act and admiralty law. Other workers injured while working on or near the water may be covered under Louisiana’s workers’ compensation laws. Our firm has experience representing employers and workers’ compensation insurance providers in disputes involving both federal workplace injury claims and state workers’ compensation claims. Contact us to discuss your maritime injury defense needs for any type of admiralty law claim, including:

  • Longshoreman or dock worker injury claims
  • Harbor worker injury claims
  • Oil rig worker injury claims
  • Oil rig helicopter or ferry transport injury claims
  • Fishing fleet worker injury claims
  • Boating claims — including crew or passenger boats, recreational vessels, and cruise ships

You can easily reach our firm online or over the phone. Arrange to meet with an attorney by calling our Lafayette office at 337-446-2442 or our New Iberia office at 337-352-2310.