Craig S. Sossaman and his law office specialize in Jones Act Seamen injuries, including injuries to seamen on inland waterways, the gulf of Mexico, and blue waters worldwide. Ship owners and companies that employ workers offshore bear responsibility for the safety of their seamen and workers. They also are obligated by the doctrine of maintenance and cure to provide free medical care and basic living expenses to injured seamen and other maritime or offshore workers.
If you have suffered an oil rig injury or one on a seagoing vessel, the Jones Act allows you to make a claim for compensation if your injury was caused by the negligence of the owner, master, or fellow crew members. Jones Act Seamen have rights above and beyond injuries suffered by other employees who usually are not allowed to sue their employer. You have a limited time to bring a claim for damages, however, and your employer may contest the claim. That’s when yo0u need to contact an offshore accident lawyer.
The Law Offices of Craig Sossaman of New Orleans, La., has the experience in maritime and offshore injury cases to protect your rights. A common problem is that a seaman or offshore injury victim delays a claim for fear of losing the job. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to file for damages, or valuable evidence of the employer’s negligence may disappear. Contact the Law Offices of Craig Sossaman for a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney who can make a difference in your case. Call 24 hours at 800-466-4529 or 504-455-3100.