Whether you’re working on an offshore drilling rig, a sea-faring tanker ship, or an inland vessel like a tugboat, safety should always be the main priority since the comforts and resources of land may be too far to reach. All too often, however, companies value profits over safety, and injuries occur more frequently than you’d expect to maritime workers.
When you’re injured at sea, sometimes it can feel like you’re swimming in an ocean with no land or rescue in sight. You need an attorney who understands the intricacies and complexities of maritime law to handle your case.
The circumstances of your maritime injury may dictate how to proceed with your case, and an attorney experienced in the field of maritime law will truly understand how to get you the compensation that you deserve.
At Morrow and Sheppard LLP, we’re dedicated to providing the best possible legal services to those who’ve been injured while working on the open water, which is why we are a contingency fee law firm. You don’t need to worry about paying for our services unless we win your case for you. Your focus should be on healing and getting better while we focus on getting you the compensation that you deserve.
While there are many different ways to sustain a maritime injury, here are the three main areas of offshore injuries that we deal with on a regular basis:
Maritime and offshore injuries can be broken down into a variety of areas. Whether you’ve been injured on an oil rig, fixed platform, vessel, or at a harbor, we’re confident in our ability to handle your case.
The Jones Act is a federal law that gives special protections to maritime workers who qualify as “seamen.” Depending on what sort of work you do, your case may be covered by the Jones Act, and may entitle you to additional compensation.
Even if you’re experienced with operating a boat, there’s no telling when you might suffer from a personal injury due to a boating accident. Between pleasure craft accidents, defective boat-products liability cases, and cruise ship accidents, our firm can help you with your case.
While personal injuries may seem the same regardless of where they occur, the context of your personal injury matters a great deal when it comes to presenting your case. A closed head or back injury suffered on a vessel or oil rig can be very different from an injury sustained in a car accident.
Morrow and Sheppard LLP deals with the whole spectrum of personal injuries that occur on the water and understands how to navigate the details of your case to get you just compensation.
Your maritime injury may not fall into any of the categories listed above, but we can still help you with your case. Our firm is experienced in dealing with a wide variety of offshore and maritime injury cases and we are comfortable handling even the most complex cases. We have recovered millions for our clients.
If you’ve suffered from an injury you sustained offshore, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal help. The earlier that you find representation, the quicker you’ll be on your way to getting the compensation your injury warrants.
At Morrow & Sheppard, we are committed to using our legal knowledge and backgrounds to serve everyday people. As former partners at firms that represented large corporations and insurance companies, we gained the legal skills and know-how necessary to wage a fair fight on behalf of individuals and small companies.
At Morrow and Sheppard, we like to say that we’re ready for trial and armed with experience. We’re proud of our case results, but more proud of the fact that we could help so many people through their difficult times dealing with a personal injury.
On the opposite side, we’ve found that our clients were more than happy to have us helping them with their cases. We’re dedicated to getting results and making sure our clients are satisfied with their representation and compensation.
Here are just a few of the things our clients have had to say about working with us:
“John and Nick are outstanding lawyers. They are both extremely sharp, skilled, hard-working, and passionate about what they do. ”
- Will M.
“John and Nick are well trained, experienced, smart and most importantly, tenaciously dedicated to their clients’ interests. They will get the job done right.”
- Andy P.
“Best injury lawyers around. Honest attorneys; tenacious on behalf of their clients.”
- Chris D.