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Southwest Louisiana Offshore Injury Attorney

Workplace Injury Litigation Services for Clients throughout South Louisiana

Oil exploration and drilling operations, commercial fishing and diving operations along South Louisiana's inland waters and in the Gulf of Mexico rank among the most dangerous work environments in America. Accidents ranging from slip-and-fall injuries to traumatic brain injuries caused by swinging or falling gear, to electrical shock and serious burns, can be life-changing events for people working on various jobs.

Free Consultation · No Attorneys Fees Unless You Receive Compensation

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a workplace accident on an inland waterway or offshore waters of Louisiana, call The Law Offices of Kenneth W Jacques right away. Attorney Ken Jacques is a maritime injury and wrongful death litigation attorney with more than 40 years of experience in all areas of U.S. maritime law, including the first 13 years as an insurance lawyer for a large maritime insurance defense law firm. Since 1983, he has been working as a solo attorney on behalf of oil industry workers, commercial fishermen and brown- and blue-water seamen who fall under the protection of the federal Jones Act.

From wherever you are in South Louisiana, call 504-535-7569 or contact the firm by email to schedule a consultation with an experienced offshore injury lawyer servicing the Lafayette, New Iberia, Jeanerette, Morgan City, Houma and South Louisiana Parishes. Learn more at the firm's Representative Cases page.

Call if you have been injured, or lost a loved one, in any type of offshore work accident, including accidents involving:

  • Offshore rig platforms
  • Oil and gas exploration and drilling rig accidents
  • Seismic vessels
  • Jack boats
  • Fishing tool operations
  • Exploration and drilling operations
  • Workover operations
  • Waterline operations
  • Cementing operations
  • Ingress and egress injuries
  • Tankers
  • Commercial fishing boats
  • Dredges
  • Freighters
  • Work boats
  • Tugboats and barges
  • Shuttle boats
  • Riverboats
  • Jack-up drilling rigs, jack-up barges
  • Semi-submersible drilling rigs
  • Commercial diving
  • Seismic vessels
  • Supply crew boats, utility crew boats
  • Offshore oil rig accidents
  • Dock and loading activities, ingress and egress
  • Commercial transport vessels, ferries
  • Cruise ships and tour boats
  • Cargo ships

What if You Qualify for Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Mr. Jacques can tell you whether you are entitled to state workers' comp, federal workers' comp or maintenance and cure. He can also explain whether you are entitled to pain and suffering and wage loss under the Jones Act or a third-party lawsuit. The amount of money you receive for your injuries or death of your loved one can be substantially more than the limited benefits offered by Louisiana's workers' compensation insurance or federal Longshore benefits.

South Louisiana Maritime Accident Lawyer

Call 504-535-7569 or contact the firm by email for a free consultation. Office hours are generally 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and he is available for weekend and evening consultations by special arrangement. Call anytime to leave a message with the answering service, and Mr. Jacques will respond as quickly as possible. If your injuries don't allow you to visit the office in New Orleans, he can make arrangements to meet you at your home or hospital room.

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The Law Offices of Kenneth W Jacques
P.O. Box 791897
New Orleans, LA 70179
Phone: 504-535-7569
Fax: 504-529-1782
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