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Contact The Young Firm, Louisiana attorneys serving Baton Rouge and New Orleans, if you've suffered an injury at sea.
The Young Firm
400 Poydras Street, Suite 2090
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Toll Free: (866) 920-8471
Local: (504) 680-4100
Facsimile: (504) 680-4101
Suffering an injury at sea is a devastating experience; receiving prompt, proper medical attention is imperative to begin the healing process. An expert in maritime law is a valuable resource to protect victims' rights and provide sound advice on the proper course of action. The Young Firm has focused on maritime and admiralty cases for many years, and our attorneys have compiled some information regarding maritime accidents for your benefit - should you find yourself in these unfortunate circumstances. If you have suffered an injury at sea, please contact The Young Firm's New Orleans office.
Under general maritime law, if your employer selects your physician, your employer is responsible for any improper medical treatment which you may have received following your maritime injury. Our attorneys (serving Baton Rouge and nearby areas) have handled several injury at sea cases for maritime workers who have been provided improper medical treatment following their injury. We have obtained significant settlements for these workers since their employers were responsible for the negligent and improper medical treatment they received from company selected doctors and clinics immediately following their injuries. This treatment resulted in a serious worsening of their conditions for which their Jones Act employers were responsible.
If you suffer an injury at sea, it is very important that you receive immediate medical treatment. However, it is equally important that you receive proper medical treatment. The law specifically requires that your Jones Act employer provide immediate and proper medical treatment. If your employer does not give you proper medical treatment following your maritime injury, your employer will be responsible for any worsening of your condition.
Please call the maritime accident attorneys at our Louisiana office so that we can discuss any type of improper or negligent medical treatment which you believe you may have received following your injury at sea. Our attorneys serve New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and other Gulf Coast locations.