Lafayette, LA Personal Injury Attorney
As with other service personnel, the legal rights of construction, blasting and painting, welding, or other similar workers depend upon the work you do, the structure or vessel you are working on or from, the duration of your assignment, and the contractual relationship with the oil company-operator, facility owner, drilling contractor, or other work contractor. These workers are usually classified as Jones Act seamen, maritime employees, land-based workers, or perhaps ship repairmen/builders under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Much of this work is very heavy and very dangerous; workers balance on a makeshift scaffold 100 feet in the air, patch an old tank with chemical fumes, and have no choice but to handle heavy material in a dangerous and awkward position. Much of the way this work is done is dictated by cost and a need to hurry, so that the oil company can get its wells back on line or the company man or inspector can look good and can continue to do work for the oil company. Injured workers need an attorney who can sift through all of the smoke-and-mirror defenses raised by the company truly at fault and prove why and how the accident really happened.
Mr. Matt’s engineering and oil field experience will assist the injured employee early in his case in proving how and why the accident happened and who is at fault. Combined with Mr. Allen’s oil field business and economic experience, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Matt & Allen can provide you with the best legal representation to recover the full measure of damages to which you are entitled.