Helping Injured Deck Hands Pursue Fair Compensation
Deck hands on commercial vessels work long hours doing dangerous work. Shipping companies, drilling companies, fishing companies and other businesses that employ deck hands have a responsibility to provide safe working conditions and proper equipment.
If you have been injured while working as a deck hand, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer or another business or individual. At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., our attorneys have extensive experience helping deck hands pursue injury claims.
Pursuing Jones Act Claims and Other Injury Claims
Everyone on a ship or boat relies on the deck hands to keep things clean and secure. Deck hands, in turn, have a right to rely on their employers and co-workers to protect them from serious hazards. Their failure to do so can cause serious injuries, including the following:
• Falls caused by failure to provide ladders between barges
• Injuries caused by loss of control of heavy steel and nylon lines
• Injuries caused by a lack of adequate safety equipment
Most deck hands are covered by a federal law known as the Jones Act, which enables them to sue their employers for negligence. Injured deck hands who are not covered by the Jones Act may have other options under maritime, personal injury and workers’ compensation law.
Contact Our Experienced Lafayette Deck Hand Injury Lawyers
At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., we are committed to obtaining fair compensation for injured deck hands. To schedule a free consultation with our experienced Louisiana deck hand injury claim lawyers, please contact us at 800-375-6186or by e-mail.