Maritime workers know your rights

On Behalf of | May 4, 2022 | Case Overviews

deGravelles & Palmintier Is the Voice of Maritime Employees in Louisiana

It would be an understatement to say that the country depends on Louisiana’s maritime workers. Our deepwater ports between Baton Rouge and New Orleans are among the largest in the U.S., and 80 percent of the country’s offshore oil and gas resources come through Louisiana. The tens of thousands of maritime employees in water transportation, shipbuilding, and oil and gas are the lifeblood of our state economy.

Based in Baton Rouge, the attorneys and staff at deGravelles & Palmintier are here to protect the rights of maritime employees. When a person is injured on the water, a special body of laws is used to protect the victim. One such law is The Jones Act, named for Senator Wesley Jones in 1920, which among other criteria, protects seamen who spend more than 30 percent of their time on a vessel. Maritime law is extremely complex, and it’s imperative that you hire the right team that is not only knowledgeable, but also has in-depth experience in the field. Each case is unique, and our team will always do our best to get you and your family the justice you deserve. The deGravelles & Palmintier team has obtained significant results for our clients in a variety of cases, including maritime cases. Over the years, we’ve helped secure well over $300 million dollars for injured victims and their families.

One such client was the family of a man who was tragically lost at sea after falling from an oil rig because the company ignored search and rescue procedures. Our partner, Neale deGravelles, helped the heartbroken family in their time of need obtain a sizable settlement, while sending a strong message to the company that no profit is worth a man’s life. Read more about the case study here:

If you’ve been injured on the job working on the Mississippi River, offshore, or another body of water in Louisiana, call us today at 225-325-0275 to set up an appointment.