Oilrig or oil well explosion or fire
Cargo or tanker ship accident
Failure to rescue you from distressed vessel
Lack of treatment for an illness while at sea
Ferry collision with another boat or dock
Injury while living or working on a vessel
Injury at your port of call
Accident during ship ingress or egress
Seamen are certainly treated more fairly than they were 100 years ago. However, working on the water remains one of the most dangerous occupations. Employees face serious risks every time they are at sea, and an employer’s negligence compounds the chance of injuries. If you suffered a maritime injury or illness, our lawyers work to hold your employer accountable.
After you worked hard — possibly far from home for long periods of time — your employer’s failure to pay rightful wages places a heavy burden on you and your family. Our Baton Rouge maritime attorneys demand full payment of wages and overtime.
Richard J. Dodson
Attorney Richard J. Dodson teaches International Admiralty and Maritime Personal Injury at the Tulane Summer School Program in Greece and is the 2010-2011 president of the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ). The LAJ is comprised of plaintiff and...