Maritime Injuries Attorney William Barousse in New Orleans, Louisiana
Maritime accidents often lead to life-changing injuries. With the help of top New Orleans’ attorney William Barousse, workers injured in a maritime accident can recover for their injuries.
Being injured while at sea can be overwhelming. First, you must ensure you get proper medical treatment, then you wonder how you can hold the defendant responsible. Fortunately, Mr. Barousse has the experience needed to pursue your claim and see it through to the end.
How to Recover for Maritime Accidents
General maritime law provides workers of a vessel may recover for injuries caused by the unseaworthiness of a vessel. Additionally, workers may recover medical and living expenses through maintenance and cure payments. Maintenance and cure payments are available to the worker until they reach maximum medical improvement or return to work.
Maritime Attorney William Barousse has extensive experience with insurance companies and maritime injury cases help to get the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Mr. Barousse’s trial experience helps his clients because other lawyers know that William is always ready and able to take a maritime injury case to trial in Louisiana.
Mr. Barousse’s career has focused on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, maritime injuries, and car or truck accidents. His experience in these areas will help you in your own case.
In addition to general maritime law, workers may recover for injuries through a variety of acts. A worker can recover under the following laws:
The Jones Act: Enacted in the 1920s, the Jones Act has expanded the rights of seamen under Maritime law by adding new avenues for an injured worker to recover damages.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act: Under this federal law, maritime commerce workers injured while working on the navigable waters of the United States can recover compensation, rehabilitation, and medical care.
Death on the High Seas Act: Family members of a worker killed while on a vessel in international waters may recover damages under this act. To recover under this statute, the accident must occur more than 12 miles from the United States shores.
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act: The United States government used this law to extend the longshore and harbor workers’ compensation act to those working on offshore platforms located on the Outer Continental Shelf. Under this act, workers are entitled to medical and rehabilitation costs, disability payments, and death benefits for the families of a deceased worker.
Regardless of the cause of your injury, Attorney Barousse can help you fight for the damages you are entitled to.
The injuries involved in a maritime accident can be severe and the worker is entitled to fair compensation. Damages that can be recovered are economic and non-economic. Work with Mr. Barousse to maximize the damages you receive for your injuries.
Economic damages compensate the worker for all out-of-pocket expenses caused by the injury. These can include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and history and future medical costs.
Workers are eligible to recover for damages related to their injuries, including pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life. Loss of enjoyment of life is determined by looking at what you cannot do after the injury compared to what you did before the accident. The worse the injury, the more non-economic damages the worker may recover.
Call William Barousse for Your Maritime Accident
Mr. Barousse’s experience handling maritime accident law provides unmeasurable value to his client’s cases. With a strong background in litigation, Mr. Barousse will help you fight for every penny you deserve. For a case consultation, contact New Orleans’ best, William Barousse, today.
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Mr. Barousse has significant experiences in personal injury lawsuits involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, brain injuries, and more. Contact William Barousse today for an evaluation of your case.