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Offshore, Marine and Maritime Accidents in Lake Charles, LA


Lake Charles, Louisiana maritime lawyer helping those injured at sea

Thomas Townsley is experienced at helping those injured at sea whether you are a maritime worker, passenger on a cruise ship, a recreational boater, a commercial fisherman or a longshoreman.  He has knowledge of Louisiana maritime law as well as federal maritime law.  As a Lake Charles maritime injury attorney, he counsels you on which laws will benefit you in the recovery of maximum compensation for personal injury or wrongful death claims in the following types of circumstances:

  • Passengers injured on cruise ships
  • Recreational boats
  • Passengers injured on commercial fishing boats
  • River barge accidents
  • Loading and unloading commercial ships
  • Workers injured on commercial fishing boats
  • Workers injured on tugboats
  • Offshore oil rig and platform accidents
  • Waterfront terminal, pier and warehouse accidents
  • Helicopters transporting people to and from oil rigs

Helping workers with their Jones Act claims

The Jones Act is a maritime law designed to protect the rights of seamen injured on the job.  If you want to file a Jones Act claim, Mr. Townsley helps to determine employer negligence, co-worker negligence, products liability or if your ship was unseaworthy due to defects or conditions.

As a Lake Charles Jones Act attorney, Mr. Townsley works to recover compensation for:

  • Lost wages and future loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Present medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses

Protecting longshore workers

Mr. Townsley also has extensive knowledge of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA)—designed to protect longshoremen and maritime workers not considered "seamen."  As a Lake Charles maritime injury lawyer, he represents you on your claim for damages from injuries while working on ships with dangerous conditions—including those involving ladders, hatches and decks.

Defending your maritime claims in Louisiana

If you or a loved one has been injured on a commercial vessel, cruise ship or other boat, contact The Law Office of Thomas E. Townsley, LLC to arrange your free initial consultation with a admiralty law, Jones Act and maritime injury law firm in Lake Charles, LA.