Admiralty And Maritime Law In New Orleans

Here in Louisiana, the offshore industry is a major part of the economy. Working on the ocean, along with the state's bayous, rivers and other waters, is dangerous. Years on the job or a sudden accident can leave you dealing with a major disability and facing an uncertain financial future.

The attorneys of Gennusa, Piacun, & Ruli are experienced and aggressive litigators in the field of maritime law. We handle Jones Act and other admiralty claims to help our clients get the financial compensation they deserve after an offshore injury.

Firm Litigators For Jones Act Cases

Our firm is prepared to represent you if you have been hurt performing any form of maritime work. Our clients include:

We also represent people injured in recreational offshore accidents.

The Jones Act Vs. Workers' Compensation

The Jones Act is a federal law that governs financial compensation for maritime workers. It is separate from Louisiana's workers' compensation system. The law requires you to show that your employer acted negligently and that you were hurt as a result. Examples of maritime company negligence include:

  • Insufficient training of crew members
  • Equipment that needs to be replaced or repaired, but isn't
  • Lack of necessary equipment
  • Poorly maintained decks

Working on the water is dangerous enough without being put at further risk by your employer's recklessness. Talk to a lawyer from Gennusa, Piacun, & Ruli about getting your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses paid for after your accident.

Schedule A Free Consultation

We offer free initial consultations. For an appointment with one of our attorneys, please call our office at 504-662-9590 or send us an email. We are located in Metairie, Louisiana, and represent clients throughout the New Orleans metro area. Our office speaks English and Spanish.