Maritime workers in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas face some of the most dangerous working conditions in the country. Workers who spend their time onboard vessels – both in port and at sea – are particularly at risk due to the many inherent dangers that vessels present. Unfortunately, ship owners, oil companies and other employers often exacerbate these dangers by failing to take adequate steps to protect maritime employees.
If you were injured while working on a vessel, the Houston admiralty lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can help you seek compensation for your losses. We regularly represent maritime workers, and we are ready to help you navigate the complex laws that govern harbor and offshore injuries. If you want to make sure that you receive maximum compensation for your vessel injury, contact us for a free consultation today.
Depending on the cause of your injury and where your injury occurred, you could have several possible claims for compensation. The laws that cover vessel-related injuries include:
Maritime workers can file compensation claims for injuries sustained on any type of vessel that is in navigable waters or docked for maintenance or repair. This includes, but is not limited to:
In addition, offshore facilities such as jack-up rigs, semisubmersible rigs, drillships, and floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs) can qualify as vessels as well. Regardless of what happened and where it happened, if you are entitled to compensation, our experienced admiralty lawyers will fight to win the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to learn more about your rights after suffering a vessel injury, we invite you to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Call our Houston, TX law offices at (800) 489-2216 or contact us online to start protecting your rights today.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.