Houston, TX Lawyers for Victims of Dredge Accidents

When waterways and shipping channels in the Gulf region need to be deepened or widened, dredge crews answer the call. Dredging make coastal and inland navigation possible for container ships and other large commercial vessels that carry cargo to and from ports around the world. Dredging is also an important aspect of the Gulf fishing economy, with dredges being used to catch and harvest oysters, clams and other shellfish throughout the region.

Unfortunately, this important work often puts deckhands and other dredge workers at risk for serious job-related injuries. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we help injured dredge workers claim just compensation for their losses. If you were injured while working on a dredge, we can help you enforce your rights under the Jones Act and win the compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries in Dredging Accidents

Dredging is dangerous work that can lead to a number of different types of injuries. From slippery decks to poor vessel maintenance and inadequate safety precautions, all types of issues can put dredge workers in the hospital and leave them unable to provide for their families. Dredge workers in the Gulf region often incur substantial medical bills and miss significant time from work due to injuries such as:

  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns from fires and explosions
  • Chemical burns and exposure injuries
  • Equipment pinches and severed limbs
  • Injuries from slips and falls
  • Injuries from impacts with machinery and falling objects
  • Joint injuries (including knee, elbow, hip and shoulder injuries)
  • Near-drowning injuries
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries

If you have been injured in a dredge accident, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you need help finding a doctor, we can refer you to a specialist who can treat your injuries.

We Handle All Types of Dredge Accident Claims

Our experienced maritime lawyers represent individuals who have suffered all types of dredging-related injuries. We are available to fight for compensation on behalf of seamen who have been injured on:

  • Backhoe dredges
  • Bed levelers
  • Bucket dredges
  • Clamshell diggers
  • Fishing dredges
  • Hydraulic dredges
  • Mechanical dredges
  • Pneumatic dredges
  • Snagboats
  • Suction dredges
  • Water injection dredges

We Can Help You Recover Just Compensation for Your Dredge Accident Injuries

If you have been injured at work, it is important to stand up for your legal rights. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation, and your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you for exercising your right to collect the money you need to recover from your injuries. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, a Houston dredge accident lawyer will fight aggressively to make sure you win maximum compensation for your losses. To learn more, request a free consultation today.

Injured in a Dredging Accident? Contact Morrow & Sheppard LLP Today

The lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard LLP provide experienced, aggressive legal representation for dredge accident victims in the Houston area and throughout the Gulf region. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your rights, call (800) 489-2216 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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