Lafayette Diving Accident Attorneys
Louisiana Commercial Diving Accident Lawyers
Oil field diving takes place in a dangerous environment, and the deeper you dive, the more unforgiving the environment gets — and the more serious injuries can be if something goes wrong. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Gulf diving accident, call the Joseph Joy & Associates law firm in Lafayette, Louisiana.
If you were injured in an offshore commercial diving accident, your injuries are covered by the Jones Act, a law that protects seamen against the negligence of employers. Diving is dangerous work, and your employer is responsible for making every effort to provide a safe working environment.
- Too many diving accidents are caused by employer negligence: using the wrong dive table, repetitive diving, improper gas mixtures, lack of oxygen, twisted air tubes, being pulled up too quickly, staying at depth too long, improper hypobaric chamber decompression, vessel negligence and equipment failure. If your employer was negligent, you can recover compensation for pain, suffering and disability as well as lost wages. If your accident was caused by negligence, our law firm has the investigative and trial skills to prove your claim.
- Did the company doctor say you’re OK? If that happens, contact an experienced Jones Act lawyer immediately. The company doctor is paid by the company and the company’s insurance carrier. At our law firm, we are on your side, and we will make sure you have your own treating physician. If the company doctor misdiagnosed your condition, you may also have a medical malpractice claim.
- You have the right to take your case to a jury. If an employer does not provide fair compensation for your diving accident injuries, your attorney can take your case to a jury. Oil company or gas company executives and their insurance companies may not understand your pain and disability, but a jury has much more in common with you. Whether we get a settlement for you or take your case to trial for a verdict, you will owe us nothing unless we recover on your behalf.
- Was a loved one injured or killed in an oil field diving accident? Let us investigate the accident. You can be assured that we will be on your side.
Call or email us today and tell us about your commercial diving accident. You can be assured that we are on your side.
Free initial consultation. No costs unless we recover compensation for you.