Maritime Injuries

Lake Charles Maritime & Offshore Injury Lawyers

If you were seriously injured at sea, on an offshore oil rig, on a barge or on the docks, the lawyers of Hoffoss Devall are uniquely qualified to secure your full benefits and personal injury compensation.

Representing clients in Southwest Louisiana and statewide, we have a long record of success in claims under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Act and other remedies for seamen and maritime workers. See examples of our verdicts and settlements. Contact our Lake Charles law office at 337-433-2053 for a free consultation with an experienced maritime accident attorney. Read about the basics of maritime law here.

We Know Maritime Law and the Maritime Industry

T-Claude Devall grew up in Cameron Parish and has been around river vessels his whole life. He worked aboard tugboats from the eighth grade through college, and still helps manage his family’s towing company on the Intracoastal Waterway.

We can take on every type of maritime accident case:

  • Offshore oil platform and jack-up rig injuries
  • Cargo ship and tanker accidents in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Barge, tugboat and longshoreman injuries
  • Injuries to commercial fishing and charter boat crews

Seamen and maritime workers have special rights under federal law, including the ability to sue an employer or the ship’s owner for negligence under the Jones Act. We explore your employer-paid benefits (medical care, lost wages) and possible personal injury lawsuits for additional compensation for pain and suffering or permanent disability.

We have represented several longshoremen working at the docks who have been injured while lifting bags of rice. Extensive discovery and creative thinking led to the discovery that the rice mills were putting too much glue in between each bag of rice stacked on pallets. This discovery resulted in several rice mills being held responsible for injuries to longshoremen, with verdicts in many exceeding $1,000,000.00.

We have helped maritime and longshore workers secure full damages for a range of serious injuries, including back injury, traumatic brain injury, loss of limb, broken bones, chemical burns and hearing damage.

Call 337-433-2053 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation. There are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.