Maritime Accident Lawyer

Morrow & Sheppard LLP provides experienced legal representation for injured maritime workers and other victims injured offshore or on the high seas. Reach out to a qualified maritime attorney at our firm today if you or somebody you love was injured while on the job.

Offshore and maritime workers face grueling and dangerous conditions every day. We appreciate all that you do.

At all levels, from the oil rig roustabout to the captain of a tanker ship, maritime “seamen” protect our national interests. You play a critical role in the economies of Texas, Louisiana, and the other United States. You are entitled to special protection when you get injured.

While the law protects you, many employers make it exceedingly difficult for workers and their families to secure just compensation.

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we help injured offshore and maritime workers and their families seek full compensation for work injuries and wrongful death.


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Who Our Houston Maritime Lawyers Represent

Our attorneys represent individuals and families affected by all types of maritime accidents and injuries. These include tanker and ship injuries, offshore injuries on drilling rigs and platforms, and boating accidents on everything from tugboats to barges to pleasure craft. Many of these cases are covered by the Jones Act, Longshore Act, General Maritime Law, or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA).

Some of the specific types of workers we represent include:

  • Drilling rig workers
  • Workers onboard vessels at sea
  • Platform workers
  • Harbor workers
  • Barge, crewboat, and tugboat workers

Offshore and Maritime Injury Cases We Handle

With significant experience representing offshore and maritime workers, our Houston maritime attorneys handle virtually all types of cases under the Jones Act, the Longshore Act, the OCSLA and other applicable state and maritime laws. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, a seasoned Houston personal injury lawyer at our firm can help you fight for just compensation. We regularly handle cases involving:

  • Basket transfer injuries
  • Collisions with rig floor equipment
  • Crane and hoisting equipment injuries
  • Dropped objects
  • Equipment pinches and severed limbs
  • Explosions and fires
  • Falls from height
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Lifting injuries
  • Slips and falls

In addition to injury cases, we also represent victims of occupational illnesses. This includes representation for victims of:

  • Exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals
  • Illness and disease

About Offshore and Maritime Injury Claims

Seeking compensation for an offshore injury is not like pursuing any other type of personal injury or workers’ compensation claim. There are special laws that apply and there are many other unique factors that require the involvement of an experienced Houston maritime attorney.

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, a substantial portion of our practice focuses on representing injured maritime workers and their families. To put experience on your side, contact us today.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Houston Maritime Attorney

Nick Morrow and John D. Sheppard are experienced Houston maritime lawyers who are committed to helping injured workers and their families secure maximum compensation for their losses. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, we will stand up for your rights and take on the big companies that are fighting to make sure you receive as little as possible.

To schedule a free consultation about your claim, call our law offices at (713) 489-1206 today.

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