Houston Offshore Injury & Maritime Accident Lawyers
Injured offshore? Let Texas offshore accident attorneys Neal Davis and Jed Silverman help you navigate the rough waters of personal injury litigation to give you the best possible outcome.
Being an offshore worker is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. Jed Silverman knows - he received a B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M and worked on vessels for years before going to law school.
Each year, thousands of seamen, dockworkers, commercial fisherman and oil/gas rig employees are seriously injured or even fatally wounded off the coast of the United States.
Employees working on offshore oil rig and gas platforms are 7 times more likely to die on the job than the average American worker, according to the CDC.
The federal government recognizes the dangerous working conditions offshore employees face on a daily basis and have granted certain protections to them in the event of an injury or deadly accident.
Unfortunately, oil, gas and shipping companies, and their insurance providers, often try to use their extensive resources and power to get out of paying injured offshore workers and their families compensation that is owed to them.
A fearless personal injury attorney can help secure financial remuneration for maritime accident victims and their loved ones. Houston injury attorneys Neal Davis and Jed Silverman have a combined 35+ years of experience fighting for the underdog in cases all over Texas and the country, including high-profile national cases. We can help fight for your rights and stand up against big oil tycoons and offshore companies that attempt to circumvent the law by denying your compensation claim.
Contact us for a free consultation of your offshore injury case.
Common Offshore Accidents
Any serious injury, deadly wound or property damage that takes place on a vessel in the open sea is considered an offshore accident. While the specific elements that contribute to each individual accident can vary greatly, negligence is almost always a primary factor. Fortunately, we are deeply knowledgeable about federal maritime law and can skillfully manage all types of common maritime accident cases, including:
- Jack-up Rig Accidents
- Drilling Rig Accidents
- Marine Cargo Mishandling
- Shipyard Worker Injuries
- Deepwater & Offshore Drilling Accidents
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Types of Offshore Injuries
Injuries occurring from maritime accidents can come in many different sizes and shapes - from minor sprains to electric shock to death. Recovering from these injuries can take months and years, if recovery is even possible at all, which takes a huge financial toll on the victim and their family. Of the many offshore accidents cases we handle, victims and their families commonly wish to seek compensation for the following damages and injuries:
- Loss of Hearing/Vision
Maritime Injury Law & the Jones Act: Protecting Offshore Workers
As an offshore worker, you are entitled to certain rights under Maritime Law and the Jones Act. These rights often entitle an injured oil rig worker to financial compensation for accidents occurring onboard a vessel or in a shipyard.
Under the Jones Act and federal maritime law, injured offshore workers may qualify to receive compensation for damages, including lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of future earning capacity.
How Offshore Injuries are Different
Offshore accident cases drastically differ from accidents that occur on land. For starters, the laws governing injury compensation for workers injured on offshore gas platforms, oil rigs, cargo vessels and other jobs on the open sea are different than standard workers' compensation laws.
Also, the injuries that occur in maritime accidents tend to be more severe and debilitating than onshore work accidents. This is partly due to the nature of the job and the dangerous equipment involved, as well as the fact that offshore jobs are so remote and injured workers must be helicoptered to a medical facility to be treated.
When Should You Hire an Offshore Injury Lawyer?
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in an offshore accident, and you're having difficulty obtaining full compensation from the company or their insurer, then it is very important you contact an experienced offshore accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. A knowledgeable injury attorney can explore your legal rights under the Jones Act and help you navigate the rough waters of personal injury litigation to give you the best possible outcome. With offices based in Houston, offshore injury lawyers Neal Davis and Jed Silverman are perfectly situated to handle accident claims that occur in the Gulf of Mexico, including the waters off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as well as inland water accidents.
As skilled trial litigators, Neal are Jed are uniquely qualified to fight for the rights of offshore and oil rig workers in serious injury and wrongful death claims.
Best of all, you won't pay a dime for our expert legal services unless we win your case. No recovery, no fee. That's our No Fee Guarantee. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.