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Contact the maritime, admiralty, and boating accident attorneys at The Young Firm – serving Louisiana and Gulf Coast area offshore injury victims – for an evaluation of your claim.
The Young Firm
400 Poydras Street, Suite 2090
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Toll Free: (866) 920-8471
Local: (504) 680-4100
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Oil rig workers and other offshore workers injured on the job are entitled to compensation under the Outer Continental Shelf Act. The act fills the gap between the Jones Act, which protects injured seamen, and workers' compensation insurance, which does not cover people with offshore jobs. Having handled many maritime, admiralty, and boating accident claims, our attorneys provide Louisiana and Gulf Coast-area personal injury or wrongful death victims with effective, trustworthy representation of an exceptional standard. At The Young Firm, our lawyers represent oil rig workers and other workers on the outer continental shelf who are injured. You deserve to be compensated; contact our maritime, admiralty, and boating accident attorneys to learn how we can help you to protect and assert your rights.
The “outer continental shelf” refers to land submerged beneath navigable waters which lies between state and federal jurisdiction. The Outer Continental Shelf Act, administered through the Office of Workers' Compensation Program, provides injured workers with compensation for losses and expenses ranging from lost wages to medical bills.
Employees covered by the Outer Continental Shelf Act include:
Employees who are not covered by the Outer Continental Shelf Act include:
If you or a loved one has been injured while working offshore, do not attempt to settle your claim with the company without first consulting an experienced attorney. At The Young Firm, our maritime, admiralty, and boating accident attorneys provide Louisiana and Gulf Coast victims with reliable, aggressive representation. Contact our New Orleans office today to schedule a consultation.
Offshore workers are entitled to medical, surgical, and hospital care performed by a physician of their choice. Injured workers may also be entitled compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity.
Eligible dependents of a deceased employee may also be entitled to compensation. Family members may recoup funeral and burial costs, as well as a percentage of the victim's wages.
The statute of limitations on most Outer Continental Shelf Act claims is one year. It is essential to your claim's success that you contact a lawyer and file a written claim within this period. Our maritime, admiralty, and boating accident attorneys, serving Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast region, will help you every step of the way.
The success or failure of your case may depend on whether you seek legal counsel from an attorney who is familiar with the Outer Continental Shelf Act and fully understands its implications. The maritime, admiralty, and boating accident attorneys at our Louisiana firm have handled many Gulf Coast offshore injury claims. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully litigate these complicated claims. Contact The Young Firm today before the statute of limitations governing your case expires.