Serious injuries require expensive medical procedures and hospital stays. If you do suffer from an injury that was caused by an employer or third-party’s negligence, you can hire a personal injury lawyer that will determine if you are eligible for legal compensation.

Your lawyer will assess your case and present you in court to make sure you get fair compensation for the out-of-pocket expenses you had due to the damages.

Maritime claims

The Jones Act is a law that provides special protection to people who are employed on boats. Under this law, a boat pilot or a deckhand can file a lawsuit against their employer for personal injuries that were sustained during a work-related accident.
For a maritime claim, you should hire an experienced maritime attorney who will examine your status and determine if your injury falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

An injured boat worker will usually get better compensation benefits when injured than a typical worker. Also, keep in mind that in some cases, The Jones Act covers people who work offshore as well.

Asbestos claims

Exposure to asbestos can cause lung diseases such as asbestosis which can sometimes be fatal and mesothelioma that always causes death. Most of the time, these are work-related diseases that typically occur among Navy veterans and shipyard workers who got exposed to asbestos insulation in engine rooms.

Both asbestosis and mesothelioma are latent diseases and don’t appear until many years or even decades after the exposure. If you or someone you know is suffering from one of these diseases, it’s probably due to a decades-old exposure. In this situation, know that you are entitled to an asbestos claim.

Motor vehicle accidents

Busy roads are common across Louisiana. Anyone who has driven on a busy interstate knows these roads are regularly congested – and aggressive, careless drivers often cause unfortunate accidents.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you have the right to receive monetary compensation. The amount you will get will depend on the seriousness of your injuries and whether you were the party at fault for the accident.

How we can help?

Plaintiffs who file a personal injury lawsuit and are able to prove negligence might be entitled to multiple damage claims for their injuries. This can include covering medical expenses and lost wages due to missed work.

However, negligence depends on your specific circumstances and it’s best to consult an attorney at Trieu Law before filing a lawsuit. Your personal injury attorney can assess your situation and help maximize the compensation you receive.