New Orleans Maritime Injury Dispute Lawyer

Injuries occurring at sea, whether to a worker or to a nonemployed ship passenger, are handled differently than similar claims occurring on land. The law firm of Murphy, Rogers, Sloss, Gambel & Tompkins provides experience and veteran understanding of maritime law that will protect your company.

Attorneys throughout the firm are actively involved in the Maritime Law Association, as well as the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. We are regarded throughout the area for the representation we provide companies, both international and domestic, in maritime injury disputes. The firm also represents companies that have written risk on injuries that occurred to nonworker passengers of ships and vessels.

Jones Act And Longshore And Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Defense Lawyers

Ships and platforms may be dangerous work place environments for offshore workers and oil rig workers, but we are committed to ensuring that our clients are not held liable for injuries that may not have occurred aboard the ship. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate all suspicious Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims against our client, determining if the injury or pain reported actually occurred while working and if the client holds any exposure.

We will thoroughly investigate the case and the circumstances of the claim to determine the extent of contractual indemnity of our client. Often, these are multi-party cases with the plaintiff filing claims against several parties. Our lawyers will weave through the claims to determine the exposure of our client and all other parties involved, including tort exposure, contractual exposure and other possible liabilities.

The firm is experienced in handling these and understanding the value of the claim and possible exposure to our client. We provide a clear and honest understanding of how much the claim may be worth and create strategic approaches to handling the matter in the most cost-effective manner possible. If the matter can be settled outside of court, we direct negotiations toward an advantageous outcome. If it must go to court, you can rely upon the experience and acumen of our trial lawyers.

To discuss the potential maritime injury claim you may face, please contact our New Orleans firm by calling 504-523-0400.