Maritime Law And Jones Act Attorney

Many Louisiana residents have jobs that take them out to sea, whether to work on an offshore oil rig, or in the commercial shipping, fishing, tourism or other industries. When an accident on the water occurs and a worker is injured, maritime law (also known as admiralty law) governs claims, civil matters and other disputes.

If you are injured while working on the water, the questions you have will be similar to those from injured workers who work on land:

Who will pay for your medical treatment?

What happens if you are unable to return to work immediately — or at all?

Are you entitled to a settlement?

Can you pursue legal action?

Grady J. Flattmann Attorneys at Law LLC provides knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation for individuals who have been injured while working at sea or for clients whose family member was killed in an offshore workplace accident.

Experienced Maritime Attorney

Mr. Flattmann has practiced law since 2005. He has a thorough knowledge of maritime law, including the Jones Act, a federal law that governs the liability of marine employers and operators for work-related injuries that occur to seamen. Benefits under the Jones Act include lost wages (maintenance), loss of earnings capacity, medical bills (cure), rehabilitation, disability, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.

Other legislation that may apply to your maritime case includes:

Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)

Allows a worker's family to collect benefits when a death on the job occurs at least three nautical miles from home.

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)

Allows maritime workers, including dock workers and others who are not covered by the Jones Act, to collect workers' compensation benefits.

Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)

Provides an injured seaman the right to bring a lawsuit for incidents that occur on the Outer Continental Shelf, which includes all submerged lands beyond state coastal waters that are more than three miles offshore.

Practical, Personal Attention

Our clients work directly with Mr. Flattmann from the initial consultation through the resolution of their case. He emphasizes clear communication and responds promptly to messages. If you suffered oil rig injuries or were involved in any industrial accident at sea, contact our knowledgeable maritime lawyer to schedule a free consultation.

We work with clients in St. Tammany Parish, Washington Parish and throughout Greater New Orleans from our office in Covington. If your injuries limit your mobility, we can come to you.