Louisiana Production Platform Accident Attorneys
Generally, maritime law does not govern the rights of most workers hurt on a fixed platform on the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act mandates (subject to a few exceptions) that the substantive law of the adjacent state controls the rights of most persons injured on fixed platforms.
Often such person’s only right will be to collect workers’ compensation benefits pursuant to the Longshore & Harborworkers’ Compensation Act, because with rare exception, a platform worker cannot sue his own employer for its negligence in causing his injury. However, if there was third party fault or perhaps a defective product or unreasonably dangerous structure, then a tort (damage) claim may be available to the injured party in addition to his compensation benefits.
We have handled many such cases.
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