Engine rooms on large vessels are cramped, often dimly-lit and they house complex machinery that needs to be constantly monitored and maintained. Defective components and simple mistakes and oversights can lead to dangerous accidents that leave unsuspecting workers suffering from serious, often life-changing injuries. Of course, if you have been injured in a vessel’s engine room, you know this all too well, and now you simply need to figure out how you are going to move on with your life.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we represent offshore workers who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones in engine room accidents on the Gulf of Mexico and around the United States. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the unique and complex issues involved in engine room accidents, and our firm has been successful in helping numerous workers and families secure just compensation for their losses. If you were injured in an engine room accident, pursuing a claim may be the only way for you to make a full recovery. Contact us now so that our attorneys can help you win the compensation you deserve.
As a maritime injury law firm, we regularly represent offshore workers who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones working onboard all types of vessels. Our attorneys are available to represent workers and families in engine room accident cases involving:
When you hire us to represent you, one of the first steps we will take is to launch an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. In engine room accident cases, some of the most common issues include:
Once we know what led to your injuries or your loved one’s wrongful death, we will aggressively pursue just compensation on your behalf. While most offshore injury cases settle out of court, if necessary, we will fight vigorously to protect your rights at trial.
In most cases, engine room accidents will lead to claims against two companies: the worker’s employer and the vessel’s owner. Under the Jones Act, offshore employers are legally obligated to pay “maintenance and cure” benefits to all injured workers; and, if an employer’s mistake contributes an injury, the employer can be held fully liable for Jones Act negligence. Under the law of unseaworthiness, vessel owners owe a duty to protect against unsafe conditions onboard. When they fail to do so, they can be held fully responsible for any injuries they cause.
Other issues can give rise to claims against other companies as well. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we focus on identifying all of the responsible parties so that we can recover maximum compensation for our clients’ losses. We offer free initial consultations and do not collect any legal fees unless we win your case, so you have nothing to lose by hiring our experienced maritime injury attorneys to fight for your legal rights.
If you would like to speak with one of our experienced maritime injury attorneys about seeking compensation for an engine room accident, contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. Call (800) 489-2216 or contact us online today.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.