Sailors, boaters, divers, dockworkers, drillers, and other coastal workers are at high risk for accidents and brain injuries, neck and back injuries, limb amputations, and loss of life. The compensation for damages available to injured parties after a offshore disaster depends on the severity of the injuries and the type of vessel or offshore platform involved. The cost of medical treatment, surgeries, hospital stay, long-term treatment of necessary physical therapy, and income loss can be steep for these workers and their families.
Our Offshore accident lawyer in Houston will work persistently to get you and your family what you deserve. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not owe money until we win your case or reach a settlement. Contact our Houston office if you were injured offshore or have lost a loved one in an accidental, wrongful death as a result of negligence or one of the following:
- Offshore platform or ship explosions
- Boat and watercraft accidents
- River and inland water accidents
- Barge and tug accidents
- Offshore and inland drilling accidents
- Dredging accidents
- Commercial Fishing Accidents
- Hand Injury Cover
- Jones Act claims
Thousands of Houston residents are employed at the offshore industry, working as tankers, crew boats, laying barges, stringers, and offshore platforms. Every year many of these workers got offshore injuries.
An essential part of the hazards of offshore work is the harsh natural elements of the ocean, intercoastal waterways, rivers, and canals. Human errors can also contribute to unsafe conditions that lead to accidents, personal injury, and even death. Defective equipment or poorly maintained vessels, the carelessness of other crew members and operators, and negligence of the rig and boat owners are the factors that have caused the death and injury of countless offshore workers near Houston. Many of the most common damages resulting from an offshore accident include burns, falls, brain trauma, and exposures to toxic chemicals.
Experienced Houston Offshore Accident Attorneys
Our Houston Offshore Accident and Injury Attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of the law that covers this type of claim. This includes the Jones Act (Federal Law that regulates Offshore Commerce in the USA), Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act (Federal Law that provides the payment of compensation, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services for disabled employees for work injuries that occur in the navigation of waters in the United States), Limited Liability Shipowner’s Liability Act, Death on the high seas Act, as well as jurisdiction covering recreational vessels and watercraft. Each injury and the circumstances that lead to an accident are unique and fall under a different Admiralty and Offshore law area.
For over 25 years, our firm has served most of the Houston area, and we have a successful history. We have obtained billions of dollars in financial compensation for personal accident victims and their families. At Zehl & Associates Houston offshore Accident Lawyers, we have represented clients in their legal claim or lawsuit in various types of coastal accidents. We have also fought for the most significant financial recovery for our clients. If you or a loved one has been involved in a offshore accident, contact us today.