While working for Cross Diving Services back in April, a seaman sustained a severe orthopedic injury in a workplace accident. He was helping to disassemble some commercial diving equipment when something went wrong. Now the seaman is suing for more than just his medical bills.
The injury the seaman sustained might prove to be a lifelong disability that causes him pain and prevents him from working. It is not unusual for the victims in cases like this to demand compensation for their suffering as well as for their loss of pleasure in life. If he can prove that his employer was negligent, he will be entitled to some restitution.
Workers’ compensation in the state of Louisiana takes care of an employee’s medical expenses if they get hurt on the job. However, sometimes injuries caused by workplace accidents can move beyond that scope, and that is why you need an attorney with experience.
Can An Attorney Help Me If I’m Hurt On The Job?
The lawyers of Galloway Jefcoat have the experience you need to seek proper compensation for your suffering. Visit our on-the-job injuries page to learn even more about what we can do for your workers’ compensation case. Remember that if you work at sea, and you are injured, there are special laws protecting your rights. Our law firm is also experienced in maritime law, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a potential case.
Galloway Jefcoat LLP—Personal Injury Attorneys in Lafayette, LA