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Diving Accident Claims

New Orleans Diving Accident Lawyers

Representing Injured Divers - Toll Free: 1-888-708-8950

Some of the most vulnerable workers in a dock area are divers. These divers are expected to jump into the water at a moment's notice in order to make repairs or retrieve items that may be submerged in the water. If safety is compromised, a diver against a ship or the ocean does not seem to have very good odds.

At the New Orleans law office of Leger & Shaw, our lawyers have nearly 35 years of experience dealing with personal injury and maritime law cases. Salvage divers and repair divers may be covered by the Jones Act or Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) in certain cases. We strive to utilize our extensive knowledge of these laws to determine where the negligence falls and who is responsible for paying for the injuries that were suffered.

Divers can suffer a range of catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Brain damage from lack of oxygen (if equipment fails)

We can aggressively investigate the accident in which the diver was injured to determine who was at fault and if any defective products were involved.

Fatal Boat Accident Attorneys

Unfortunately, if a diver is hit by a boat or his or her equipment fails, the diver may not survive the injuries. In these situations, family members may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. In many cases, an accidental drowning or serious collision with a ship could have been prevented with the proper equipment or safety measures. Our firm can assist you in understanding your rights in seeking justice for the death of your loved one. Though we know it will not bring your family member back, we can also pursue compensation to help you weather any financial difficulties that may accompany this emotional time.

Contact a Diving Accident Attorney in Louisiana - Free Consultations

If you have been injured in a diving accident, there may be several ways in which we can pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered. To speak with a member of our trusted firm, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at 504-322-4299 or toll free at 1-888-708-8950. You may also e-mail us by completing the client intake form on our Contact Us page. Put our maritime law and personal injury experience to work for you.

Serving the People of Louisiana Since 1979