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​Are you a sailor who has been injured while doing your job, due to your employer's negligence?

If so, it is possible you are eligible for compensation under the Jones Act. It is important that you choose a maritime / offshore injury attorney who is familiar with the act and understands maritime law in general - determining eligibility under the act and degree of entitlement to compensation can be very complex.

Need a Jones Act attorney? Lafayette, Louisiana, maritime lawyer J. Quentin Simon can provide skilled and experienced assistance. Contact our law firm at the law office of J. Minos
Simon, Ltd. or call ​us at 337-235-3200 to schedule a free initial consultation. We will get back to you right away.
Filing a Jones Act Claim in Louisiana
The Jones Act provides protection for seamen injured while working aboard vessels or on other structures in navigable waterways. Under the act, a sailor injured due to his or her employer's negligence is entitled to the cost of medical treatment and a daily stipend during recovery.

Due to the excellent benefits available under the act, the seaman must prove that his or her injury was caused by his or her employer's negligence. The employer is also able to present evidence in an attempt to prove comparative fault - that the seaman was partly to blame for his or her injury. If the employer is successful, any damages available under the act would be reduced by the degree of the seaman's fault.

If you are injured while working at sea or on navigable waterways, it is of great importance that you describe the entire circumstances in your accident report in a timely fashion. This accident report will be instrumental in any claims you may later assert, so it is important that you are as factually accurate as possible.

Offshore Injury Attorney - Serving South Louisiana

Do you need an offshore injury lawyer? Louisiana personal injury attorney J. Quentin Simon can help you seek the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact our law firm online today, or call 337-235-3200 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Lafayette Oil Rig Accidents Lawyer

Oil drilling is a dangerous occupation. In fact, oil rigs are some of the most dangerous places to work. In addition to explosions, like the highly publicized explosion along the Louisiana Gulf Coast recently, workers experience many other serious injuries.

At J. Minos Simon, Ltd., our attorneys in Lafayette LA, our clients have experienced injuries, including:
  • Back injuries, including neck injuries and herniated discs
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • PTSD and other psychological injuries
Lafayette Maritime Accidents Lawyer

At J. Minos Simon, Ltd., we represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and other U.S. laws that protect fishermen, seamen, harbor workers and their families.

Over the years, our Lafayette, Louisiana, law firm has developed a reputation for success in cases involving workers who have been hurt on oil rigs and sea going vessels, ranging from small boats to large ships. We also represent people who have been injured during the transfer of materials and personnel from one platform to another or from land to offshore via helicopter, as well as helping injured victims during the transfer of materials and personnel via personal transfer basket or crane. Many of these cases involve injuries caused by an employer's negligence.
Compensation for the Victims of Offshore and Oil Rig Accidents
At J. Minos Simon, Ltd., our Lafayette oil rig accidents attorney is committed to helping injured oil rig workers obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We know that workers take a risk when they work on oil rigs. Flammable and combustible materials, difficult working conditions and long hours make the job dangerous. However, no worker deserves to be injured.

Our law firm represents workers who have been injured by falling objects, slips-and-falls, defective equipment, dangerous machinery and worker fatigue. In addition to workers' compensation benefits, it may also be possible to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to get compensation for the harm you or a loved one experienced.

We take the time to speak with our clients, to explain the pros and cons of legal action and to achieve the best possible results for legal matters we handle for our clients.

Contact New Iberia Offshore Worker Injury Attorney J. Quentin Simon
At the law office of J. Minos Simon, Ltd., Lafayette maritime accidents lawyer J. Quentin Simon can handle the legal matters that affect you. To schedule your free initial consultation with our firm, call 337-235-3200. You can also contact us online, and attorney J. Quentin Simon will be in touch with you promptly. 

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours available by appointment.
Our clients have experienced injuries, including:
  • Back injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • PTSD and other psychological injuries

Compensation Under the Jones Act
Injured seaman may be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act. If you are a seaman who was injured while working on a vessel, you may be eligible for certain benefits. The law is complicated, though, and things can get technical.

We tell it like it is, explaining things in clear English. We don't sugarcoat the truth, and we take the time necessary to make sure you understand your situation and the likely results.

Contact Lafayette Maritime Injury Lawyer J. Quentin Simon
At the law office of J. Minos Simon, Ltd., Lafayette maritime accidents  and Louisiana personal injury lawyer J. Quentin Simon can handle the legal matters that affect you. J. Quentin Simon can handle such matters that affect you including general maritime claims, longshore harbor workers' compensation claims, and Jones Act claims. To schedule your free initial consultation with our firm, call 337-235-3200. You can also contact us online, and attorney J. Quentin Simon will be in touch with you promptly. 

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours available by appointment.

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