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Slidell Attorney for Maritime and Offshore Injury Cases

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A Louisiana Board-Certified Trial Lawyer Who Can Make a Difference

If you were injured at sea or in a work-related accident governed by maritime law, you may be entitled to generous compensation for your disability or serious injury. You have a limited time to bring a claim for damages, however, and your employer may contest the claim. The Law Office of Randolph C. Slone of Slidell, Louisiana, has the experience in maritime and offshore injury cases to protect your rights.

Seaman, Platform, or Harbor Worker Injury

Randy Slone is a board-certified trial advocate representing seamen, longshoremen, harbor workers, oil rig workers, shipbuilders, and others who have suffered injury at sea or offshore. In 40 years of practice, he has obtained countless settlements and jury verdicts in a field requiring focused knowledge of admiralty law and the maritime industry. Our firm handles claims brought in Louisiana and Mississippi.

The federal Jones Act is favorable to seamen in claims of unseaworthy vessels or other negligence. Unlike land-based personal injury claims, you can sue your employer. Jones Act compensation is also better than workers’ compensation benefits. Mr. Slone is likewise familiar with the special laws governing offshore fixed platform workers, as well as the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Act. Even if you worked in dry dock, you may qualify as a seaman for purposes of a claim. We have handled cases in navigable waters throughout the New Orleans area and the Gulf of Mexico, including Lake Pontchartrain and upriver.

Seek Legal Counsel Immediately

A common problem is that a seaman or offshore injury victim delays a claim for fear of losing the job. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to file for damages, or valuable evidence of the employer's negligence may disappear. Contact the Law Office of Randolph C. Slone for a free case evaluation with an attorney who can make a difference in your case. Call 24 hours at 985-643-0314.