Offshore and Maritime Injury and Death

Shreveport Offshore & Maritime Injury & Death Attorney

The offshore industry involves activities or operations at sea, such as drilling for oil or gas on a rig. These industries also include marine transportation, shipbuilding, and offshore wind energy. Maritime industries also encompass activities on or near bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, or oceans. This includes fishing, shipping, cruise lines, and port operations.

Working in these industries involves a wide range of risks due to the nature of the job. Employees may face hazardous weather conditions, heavy machinery and equipment, long hours, and physically demanding tasks. In addition, the remote locations of offshore rigs make it challenging to access proper medical care in case of an accident.

At the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin, we fight for the rights and best interests of individuals and their families who have suffered serious injury or death due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Recovering compensation for what you have suffered and lost in offshore or maritime environments can be frustrating and challenging. You will need an attorney who understands the obstacles, the process, and how to identify and hold those responsible for the damages you are entitled to. Attorney Kervin is a respected trial lawyer with 20 years of experience to draw upon in seeking justice in these complex cases.

Request a consultation with our Shreveport offshore and maritime injury and death lawyer with our contact form or calling (318) 269-7443. We work on a contingency basis.

Offshore & Maritime Accidents 

Accidents can happen in any industry, but they can be even more severe and life-threatening in offshore and maritime work. 

Some common types of accidents that occur in these industries include:

  • Slips and falls: Workers can slip on wet surfaces, debris, or poorly maintained equipment.
  • Explosions or fires: An inherent risk of explosions or fires can be caused by flammable materials.
  • Equipment malfunctions: Heavy machinery and equipment are constantly used in these industries, which can cause severe injuries if they malfunction.
  • Drowning or overboard accidents: Working on a vessel or rig requires employees to be near bodies of water, putting them at risk of drowning or falling overboard.
  • Collisions: Collisions are always risky, with multiple vessels and rigs operating in the same area.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials: Offshore and maritime industries involve working with various chemicals and other dangerous materials, which can lead to serious health issues if not handled properly.

These accidents can be caused by negligence by the employer or a third party. For example, failure to properly maintain equipment or provide proper safety training can lead to accidents. In such cases, it is crucial to have a lawyer who can thoroughly investigate the accident to determine who may be liable for injured workers. 

Maritime and offshore companies must provide workers with a safe working environment. This implies keeping equipment in optimal condition and ensuring that vessels are fit for sea. It involves the correct execution of training protocols and safety measures to safeguard all workers. 

However, some offshore corporations may resort to shortcuts to enhance production, postpone upgrades to cut expenses and prioritize profits and shareholders over the welfare of their employees. This can jeopardize worker safety; when it happens, you need an attorney who is well-versed in maritime law and how to deconstruct these complex cases to create an effective legal strategy.

Why Choose the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin?

Offshore and maritime companies often have teams of lawyers working for them to protect their interests. They will vigorously defend themselves against liability. They may try to downplay the severity of your injuries or offer a low settlement that undervalues your claim. 

By hiring our firm, you can work with an attorney with extensive knowledge of the laws and regulations specific to these industries and who is a proven trial lawyer. We can level the playing field and increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. 

Set up your case review by contacting us at (318) 269-7443 today. 

Why Choose Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin?

What Makes Us Different
  • We Bring More Than 20 Years of Experience to Our Legal Practice
  • There Are No Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
  • We Can Handle Your Case, So You Can Focus on Your Recovery

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Reviews & Testimonials
  • Me and my daughter are so grateful.

  • "Mr. Damon Kervin for the most professional representation ever. I admire you and your staff's composure, work ethic, and most of all your excellent representation."
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