PSV Accident Attorneys
Platform supply vessels keep offshore platforms running properly. With regular deliveries of vital supplies like fuel, food, tools, chemicals, and other necessary supplies, it is easy to see the potential danger in making a supply run in rough weather or on choppy seas. Even during calm seas, the risk of an accident due to someone’s negligence is a concern for those onboard. Away from shore, serious accidents may have devastating consequences for those involved. In order to ensure that you have the best possible chance of recovering the compensation you deserve, it is important that if you are involved in a platform supply vessel accident, you waste no time in contacting an experienced platform supply vessel (PSV) accident lawyer.
When accidents happen at sea with ships like platform supply vessels, there are unique legal considerations. The laws, investigation techniques, and avenues for securing fair compensation can be complex and may require the skill set of an experienced PSV accident attorney. If you or someone you know has been injured in a PSV accident, the offshore accident attorneys at the Daspit Law Firm have the maritime law expertise needed to guide you through the process, to hold the responsible parties accountable, and to help you secure the compensation needed to start recovering.
As a Maritime Worker, You Have Rights
Many workers in hazardous environments accept the fact that the risk of an accident or injury is high relative to other jobs. Working in a high risk environment does not mean you have to live with the consequences of an accident, though. You do not have to accept the consequences of an accident that was not your fault and that could have been prevented with reasonable care. These kinds of accidents caused by negligence are why workers’ compensation acts, like the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and Death on the High Seas Act exist.
You may have a great working relationship with your company, but that does not mean a company will willingly admit negligence after an accident at sea. Your employer can be held accountable for controllable causes of an accident, such as failure to maintain a reasonable standard of safety, failure to provide adequate training, or equipment malfunctioning.
As a seaman and longshoreman your rights entitle you to benefits after an accident through the Jones Act. The Jones Act extends many workers’ compensation benefits to those who work in maritime industries. Under the act, you are eligible to receive benefits covering lost wages, daily living expenses, medical treatment expenses and rehabilitation, and other expenses you may have a hard time covering after an accident. An experienced Jones Act lawyer can help you fight for your legal rights and successfully recover the compensation needed in order to make a full recovery.
Contact a PSV Accident Attorney
You may be overwhelmed after an accident or you may not have a clear picture of what happened. Any time you suffer a serious injury at work, consult an experienced PSV accident attorney. There may be factors surrounding your situation that you have not thought of from a legal perspective, and if you wait too long to seek advice, it may be too late. Our attorneys handle PSV accident cases in Houston, Corpus Christi, Gulfport, Lafayette, New Orleans, New Iberia, Victoria, Beaumont, and through out the Gulf.
The Daspit Law Firm maritime injury and accident law attorneys experience handling platform supply vessel accidents and other maritime accidents. If you are concerned about what benefits you may be eligible for, how to get them, or how to hold the party responsible for your accident accountable, we can help. By using an extensive list of resources to conduct an independent investigation, help you secure quality medical care, and bring in expert witnesses, we have a reputation for success in maritime cases.
Initial consultations are always free and can help you make an informed decision regarding the future of your case. We never charge our clients unless we obtain compensation on their behalf, and we offer a commitment to accessibility. Our attorneys develop personal relationships with our maritime accident victims so we can always build the strongest case possible. Get in touch with our team at any time to learn more about how we can help you get the fair compensation you deserve after a platform supply vessel accident.