Maritime Law & Unseaworthiness

Morrow & Sheppard are privileged to assist injured offshore workers and crewmen in a variety of maritime cases.

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Admiralty & Maritime Law

“Admiralty” is the body of law that deals with navigation and shipping, both on the high seas and in inland waters.  “Maritime” law applies on the high seas and relates to commerce as well as how to use maritime resources.

Maritime law dates at least as far back as the ancient Phoenicians, thousands of years B.C.  The law has evolved over the years, and now is a complicated mixture of statutes, treaties, and judge-made case law.

Maritime Law In the United States

For purposes of offshore and maritime injury claims, “maritime law” typically refers to judge-made laws that have evolved over centuries.  Injured workers’ rights under general maritime law in the United States include the right to maintenance and cure, and the right to damages from a vessel owner or operator that fails to provide a seaworthy vessel.

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This website provides some basic information about claims injured offshore workers and others who work in the maritime field may have.  But both the law and its application to any given fact scenario are complex.

For that reason alone, if you or a loved one has been injured while working offshore or on the high seas, you need to consult with an attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected.

Morrow & Sheppard handle maritime injury claims all over the United States, with an emphasis on Texas and Louisiana.  We also provide free and confidential consultations to all injured offshore workers and their families.  Contact us now to begin the process.

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