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Lafayette and Metairie  personal injury attorney, Blaine J. Barrilleaux, has nearly 20 years of legal experience, and he is licensed in all Louisiana state and federal courts. He has successfully helped hundreds of victims in many cases ranging from Auto Accidents and 18 Wheeler accidents to Offshore and Maritime injuries as well as many others such as Wrongfull Death, Malpractice, Workers Compensation and Premises Liability .
Maritime and Offshore Injuries
The Doctrine of Maintenance and Cure
Ship owners are obligated to provide free medical care and maintenance (basic living expenses) to a seaman injured in the service of the ship. Ship owners must provide certain medications and medical devices that can include long-term treatments until the seaman is cured, or able to work again.

There are many factors that weigh on these obligations, and an experienced and knowledgeable attorney is recommended to make sure your maximum compensation and appropriate medical attention is received until you are able to work again.


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The Law Offices of Blaine J. Barrilleaux can be contacted online or by phone to schedule a consultation.
We will discuss your legal options and the strategies that are in your best interests in pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Call Blaine Barrilleaux NOW at 337-989-1212 or 504-218-4419



The Jones Act allows injured U.S. seamen to make claims and seek compensation from ship owners for unseaworthiness or negligence, which is not provided under common international maritime law.
Passengers on sea-going vessels have the same rights to personal injury claims. Ship owners bear a duty of reasonable care to passengers on their vessels, and we can help you prove negligence or unseaworthiness if you were injured as a result.

Lafayette and New Orleans Offshore Injury Lawyer


If you make your living working in the Gulf of Mexico you are required to spend a great deal of time in close quarters. All too often injuries can occur while you are offshore or on a vessel. If you have suffered an injury, you may be entitled to maintenance and cure payments to help with your living expenses. You need an experienced Lafayette maritime lawyer who understands the details of maritime cases.

Maritime Law and Seamen's Rights


The Law Offices of Blaine J. Barrilleaux, in Lafayette and Metairie, can help you figure out the true worth of your case and the compensation you deserve. Your compensation should cover long-term issues and expenses you might have to deal with, including in-home care and disability costs.

Never settle for the first settlement offer from an insurance company.

Contact us to discuss your options in a free initial consultation. We do not charge for our legal services if you do not receive a settlement for your injuries. Consult an experienced and client-focused Lafayette and Metairie Maritime and Offshore attorney by calling Blaine Barrilleaux 
 337-989-1212 or 504-218-4419