Maritime accident lawyers respond to devastating lift boat sinking off the coast of Louisiana.
If you work in the maritime industry, you know that there is always a chance that bad weather could impact your job. Severe storms offshore can wreak havoc on ships, oilrigs, lift boats and other vessels. It is imperative that maritime vessels have adequate safety equipment to manage such situations. It is also imperative that maritime workers receive training on how to respond to vessel sinkings and other emergencies at sea.
While the details of the accident are still under investigation, our maritime accident lawyers want you to know that we are here to help. If you are suffering an injury after a maritime accident, contact us to learn more about your legal rights and the possibility that you may qualify for compensation.
Lift Boat Sinks Off Coast of Louisiana
Rescue teams are still working to locate 12 people who were onboard a lift boat when it capsized earlier this week. Six people have been rescued. The lift boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Severe storms in the area are likely the cause of the capsize.
The lift boat was carrying a total of 18 people. These vessels are self-propelled with open decks. They support construction, drilling and exploration efforts offshore, both in shallow and deep water.
Rescuers with the U.S. Coast Guard and several civilian vessels continue to search for the crew members, who are “missing” at this time.
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If you are injured while working on a vessel in navigable waters, you may be eligible for compensation under maritime law. Contact our maritime accident lawyers to find out your legal rights and if you qualify for coverage under maritime laws, such as:
- The Jones Act
- The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
- Death on High Seas Act
Our maritime accident lawyers know how to help maritime workers protect their rights and get the compensation that they deserve after an on the job injury. Find out how we can help you by contacting us at 1-866-871-8422, or by completing our online contact form. Our consultations are completely FREE.
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If you have been injured while working in the maritime industry, you may be eligible for compensation. Our maritime accident lawyers can help you find out.