New Orleans Lawyer For Victims Of Offshore Accidents

Maritime accident litigation involves some of the most intricate laws that any attorney can handle. That is why you need an experienced lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured in an offshore accident.

At The Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner, we fight for the rights of those injured in Louisiana territorial waters and international waterways in the Gulf of Mexico. Our objective is to help our clients get the financial resources they need to rebuild their lives.

We fight to obtain compensation for victims of oil rig accidents, petrochemical accidents, recreational boating accidents or any negligent event or construction accident in the marine, offshore or diving industries.

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact us online or call 504-662-1754. We have offices in New Orleans and Chalmette.

Experience In A Variety Of Maritime Cases

Louisiana supports one of the largest maritime industries in the United States, and each year a multitude of maritime accidents occur. Every circumstance is different, and a thorough investigation is required in each case.

Our law firm is experienced in these types of investigations, and we use our knowledge of the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and admiralty law to seek greater recovery of damages that may otherwise be unavailable under other bodies of law.

We also have the knowledge and resources to handle accident claims related to a wide variety of vessels, including jack-up rigs, semi-submersible rigs, drilling rigs, drilling ships, production platforms, tankers, barges, river casinos, tug boats, shrimp boats, fishing boats, trollers, crew boats, utility boats, offshore support vessels, water taxies and water cleanup vessels.

Additionally, we represent people injured in transportation accidents involving helicopters or other aircraft flown to the work field.

Common causes of injury to maritime workers include:

  • Careless operation of a vessel, rig, platform or equipment
  • Defects on the vessel, rig or platform
  • Poorly trained crew workers
  • Badly maintained safety equipment or lack of safety equipment
  • Workers failing to follow safety procedures

Compensation For Maritime Injuries

If you suffered an injury while employed in the maritime industry, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings and rehabilitation costs. If your injury was caused by the negligence of a boat operator, rig operator or a third-party service company, you may also be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

Recreational Boating Accidents

Louisiana state agencies and the United States Coast Guard outline the rules for safe boating, and all watercraft operators in Louisiana are subject to the same laws and rules as ocean-going vessels and commercial operators.

Unfortunately, recreational boating accidents, including accidents involving personal watercraft such as Jet Skis and Sea-Doos, are often due to operator negligence.

We know how to investigate recreational boating accidents to hold the negligent operators accountable — and to seek the maximum in compensation for injury victims and their families.

Contact Us

At The Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner, we offer a free consultation to anyone involved in an offshore or maritime accident. To schedule your consultation, email us or call 504-662-1754. We serve clients throughout the New Orleans area.