The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act. This act provides specific benefits for individuals that were seriously injured or killed while working on offshore structures such as oil platforms and fixed offshore structures. In order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits associated with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the employee in question must have been working on a structure that was attached in permanence to the outer continental shelf and the operation must have been for business development, such as oil drilling or exploration for natural resources such as oil or gas.
If you have been injured in an offshore oil platform, or if a loved one has died as result of an accident at sea, you need to take action and contact an experienced Baton Rouge workers' compensation lawyer right away. At the office of J. David Smith, Attorney at Law, we are proud to have over two decades of experience in handling these complex cases, and we may be able to help you obtain the benefits and compensation you deserve.
If you have questions regarding your case, call our firm at (225) 387-0293 today.
Depending on the type of injury that was sustained and how long the worker can expect to be away from work will vary the exact compensation available; however, an attorney can help fight for the highest amount of benefits available.
For more information on your availability to obtain benefits or how a Baton Rouge workers’ compensation lawyer can help you after an offshore accident, contact our office today and schedule a free initial case evaluation with our team. We can be reached at (225) 387-0293.