A maritime employee such as a seaman or harbor worker may encounter various offshore accidents and or other maritime injuries during their employment. These common maritime injuries are covered by various laws and acts to protect workers.
At Lambert Zainey, our experienced Louisiana offshore injury attorneys have helped workers hurt in many different types of accidents.
Information for Injured Maritime Workers
Types of Injuries Offshore & Maritime Workers Suffer
At Lambert Zainey, our clients have encountered all types of maritime injuries including:
While not always catastrophic, back injuries can severely impact an offshore worker’s ability to perform his job, affecting his future earning potential.
Burn injuries can be among the most severe, with long-term physical and emotional scars.
Injuries to the spine can lead to paralysis and loss of limb function.
Workers who suffer traumatic brain injuries can have problems with long-term cognitive and neurological functions.
The loss of limbs or digits may occur during an offshore accident, or be necessary as a result of the injuries sustained in an accident as part of your medical treatment.
Workers trapped between or under heavy objects can suffer crush injuries, to the whole body or to limbs and digits.
When the bones, tissue or joints are injured, the short- and long-term effects can range from minor to severe.
Injuries that affect the eyes can lead to vision loss or impairment, rendering the worker unable to return to his job.
Hearing damage can have long-term effects on your ability to work, as well as your ability to function normally in daily life.
PTSD and other emotional trauma can be just as serious as physical injuries. Even in the case of a near-miss accident, in which a maritime worker genuinely feared for their life, severe emotional stress can result.
Maritime workers who are exposed to cold weather and immersion in cold water are at serious risk of hypothermia.
Maritime workers are frequently at risk of exposure to harmful chemicals. Whether by inhalation or direct contact, chemical exposure can result in serious, long-term health problems and, in worse case scenarios, can even lead to death.
How Maritime Injuries Occur
Maritime activities are an essential part of global commerce, transportation, and leisure. However, these activities also come with inherent risks that can lead to various types of maritime injuries. Understanding the potential causes and circumstances surrounding these injuries is crucial for both maritime workers and their employers.
Some of the most common reasons why maritime injuries occur are:
- Mechanical Failures
- Weather and Environmental Factors
- Human Error
- Inadequate Safety Measures
- Hazardous materials
At Lambert Zainey, we understand the complexities of maritime injuries and the legal challenges they pose. Our experienced maritime lawyers are well-versed in the intricacies of maritime law and are dedicated to advocating for the rights of those who have suffered due to maritime accidents. If you were injured in a maritime incident, don’t hesitate to contact us for experienced legal guidance and representation.
Compensation For Maritime Worker Injuries
Many of these injuries can be classified as catastrophic. That means they have the potential to be life-altering in nature. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances that contributed to them, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future wages
- Pain & Suffering
In the most severe cases, these injuries can lead to death. Workers’ families may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
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Lambert Zainey’s experienced maritime team and offshore maritime trial lawyers have been helping protect workers’ rights for more than 40 years. Our attorneys assist clients injured in the waters off Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast region. We take pride in providing an aggressive representation for our clients to get the best result possible.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers today. There is no fee for our services until and unless we recover compensation for you.