For over thirty years the Falcon Law Firm has represented clients injured or killed in accidents while working on boats or offshore platforms. Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a body of law that governs aspects related to marine commerce, marine navigation, marine salvaging, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea. Maritime law is different in both substance and procedure to normal law.
The Jones Act is a federal law that regulates maritime commerce in the United States. The Jones Act requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on ships that are built, owned, and operated by United States citizens or permanent residents. Jones Act
Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA)
The LHWCA is a federal law that outlines the compensation and coverage of medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services to workers who are disabled from on the job injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas customarily used in the loading, unloading, repairing, or building of a vessel. LHWCA
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injuries resulting from, but not limited to, pipeline spills, drilling rig accidents, well blowouts, ship and barge collisions. Personal Injury
History with Maritime Law
Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling maritime cases involving the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, personal injury claims, pipeline spills, drilling rig accidents, well blowouts, ship collisions, and barge collision The Falcon Law Firm has successfully argued an important federal maritime case in front of the United States Supreme Court, American Dredging v. Miller, 510 U.S. 443
(1994). In a 7-2 vote the Supreme Court justices agreed with Mr. Falcon, which resulted in Mr. Falcon keeping an essential remedy available for injured mariners. The firm’s practice reaches beyond regional affairs, extending to international matters. The practice includes personal injury cases, forum non-conveniens, international comity, and other relevant doctrines regarding foreign plaintiffs and defendants.
Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients from foreign countries and have the know-how necessary to handle situations where international factors are at play. Because of the specialized nature of maritime law, it is imperative that any actions resulting in damages to a person or property at sea be reviewed by an attorney with experience in maritime law.
The Falcon Law Firm has experience in all aspects of maritime law and their track record proves this. If you or someone you care about has been injured while working offshore and/or while working on an oil platform contact the Falcon Law Firm
at 504-341-1234. Our attorneys will fight for your rights and seek the compensation you and your family deserve. You may also contact us online or visit us at our office located at 5044 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA.