Advocating for Justice in Maritime Injury Claims, Wage Disputes and Other MattersSeafarers confront extraordinary challenges. Working one of the most difficult jobs available, seafarers often travel far from home for months at a time and may live in uncomfortable or even dangerous places immersed in cultures, laws, and languages that are foreign and unnatural. Under these conditions, a seafarer may feel completely alone when something goes wrong.
Our maritime accident attorneys act as your voice in the courts of law in the United States and abroad – not just Louisiana. We maintain a 24-hour multilingual phone service to answer your call at any time in your native language. This round the clock service allows you to call us from wherever you are in the world to get the help you need exactly when you need it. Our international correspondents are stationed in various regions across the globe to assist you with your legal issues.
Dodson & Hooks, APLC is your advocate.
Immediate help for injury compensation, recovery of unpaid wages and other legal matters you face in your job and living situation is available with the maritime accident attorneys at Louisiana-based Dodson & Hooks, APLC. We also help family members of seafarers who have died in the course of their employment on a vessel or oil rig.
Injuries often have devastating impacts, but seafarers are subject to seemingly overwhelming obstacles, stationed in a foreign country with language barriers. Your employer has a duty to maintain a safe work environment, and if you are residing on the vessel, your employer must also provide safe living conditions. Your employer is required to deliver appropriate medical care, or conduct rescue operations when necessary while you are at sea or at a foreign port of call. Yet, it is not uncommon for supervisors to put cost-cutting measures ahead of employees’ health and safety. Our maritime accident attorneys hold your employer accountable and can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Reduced enjoyment of life
After working hard for long hours, you deserve to be paid your rightful wages. When your paycheck does not arrive, fighting the multinational corporation you work for may seem like a daunting task. Our attorneys have helped numerous seafarers in your situation.
In fact, our team has been instrumental in establishing some of the laws that help seafarers get paid. You do not need to be located in the United States for us to help you. Our attorneys identify the appropriate laws, jurisdiction and other factors that affect where and how you can pursue payment of the money owed to you.