Protections for Workers on Offshore Structures

Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Attorney in Baton Rouge

You Need a Trusted Lawyer to Help with Your Case

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 (855) 973-1098 today.

Am I Eligible for Compensation?

There are a variety of workers that could be eligible for compensation under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, including

  • Longshoreman
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Individuals contracted to help clean up oil spills
  • Helicopter injuries while traveling to and from the work site

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 (855) 973-1098.

We Go Above and Beyond. Your Experience is Very Important.

  • “He takes alot of time out with his clients to give his undivided attention when handling your case.”

    Engra M.

  • “He always kept me in the loop about the progress of my case.”

    Benjamin S.

  • “The respect Mr. David and his staff shows you and your family in one of the worst times you can have in life, speaks volumes about his character.”

    Clay Y.

  • “He turned an awful situation into a good experience.”

    Dee B.

What J. David Smith, Attorney at Law Can Do for You

  1. Handles all communication with your employer and the insurance company right away
  2. Trusted by other law firms in our area and we often get referrals from other attorneys
  3. Named as one of the top 100 Injured Workers’ Advocates nationally by WILG
  4. Serves as Bar Examiner for the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Bar Admissions
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