Gulf Coast
Maritime Attorney


If you work in the maritime industry, you probably have experience with the regulations and safety precautions taken to keep employees safe. Although these measures exist to minimize the risk of accidents, serious mishaps still happen. In other jobs, traditional workers’ compensation insurance covers the needs of these victims. For maritime workers, including shipyard and harbor crews, maritime law protects the rights and covers the needs of injured laborers.

Occupations at sea or on/near other navigable bodies of presents a new level of risk to the professional environment. Those who work on cranes on or near the water, barges, oil rigs, in shipyards, and as ship crews may need the help of experienced maritime attorneys to help them navigate the complexities of maritime law. Some of the regulations governing the rights of these employees have been around hundreds of years, and the understanding and application of relevant statutes requires a high level of expertise.

At the Daspit Law Firm, we specialize in injured workers’ rights. We use the protections provided to maritime workers through the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and other relevant legislation to ensure all injured maritime workers obtain fair financial compensation after an accident.

Making the Call

Reach out for help when you need it. The Daspit Law Firm takes cases from accidents that happened as recently as a few days ago and those that are years old. Depending on individual circumstances, you may have a legal claim for the daily struggles you face.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain, short- or long-term disability, or a family member has experienced catastrophic injury as a result of a maritime accident, contact our team today. We’ll provide you the information needed to move forward. Case evaluations are always free, and we work on a contingency basis.

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John Daspit

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Types of Maritime
Injury claims

Our team has seen and heard of many injury claims related to maritime work. Injuries range from chronic back pain that prevents a worker from maintaining a viable level of productivity to catastrophic brain and spinal cord damage, widespread burns, or loss of limb. As a maritime worker, you have rights to fair treatment regardless of negligence in a case. Federal law outlines employer duties to maritime workers in the event of an accident. We accept cases of negligence and those involving employers who fail to offer what these individuals are owed.

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The Daspit Law Firm Approach

When you contact our team for a consultation, we’ll put our experience and expertise to work for you. Our cases are handled by qualified maritime attorneys who understand what you’re going through and how the law protects your rights to fair compensation. We work around the clock as needed to ensure our clients obtain justice. We’ll meet with you anywhere and at any time.

Choosing an attorney to represent you in a maritime claim extends beyond finding someone who has a legal background or is simply nearby. You need someone you can trust to fight for you, someone who has experience in maritime law, and someone who offers the compassionate support you need in a difficult time. The Daspit Law Firm is ready to represent you in any maritime claim and help you get the compensation you need and deserve after experiencing a maritime accident. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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