Every day, individuals onboard workboats in the ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and inland navigable waterways get injured on the job. These injuries range from broken bones and soft tissue injuries – which can heal over time – to severe brain and spinal cord injuries that can leave workers and their families struggling to cope with life-changing consequences.
Regardless of what happened, if you have been injured in a workboat accident, it is critical that you stand up for your legal rights. Acknowledging the dangers that maritime workers face on a daily basis, federal laws provide special protections that help injured workers recover just compensation for their losses. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we know what a serious injury can mean for you and your family, and we can use the law to help you win the compensation you deserve.
One of the primary federal laws that protects individuals employed on workboats is the Jones Act. Under the Jones Act, seamen who are injured onboard workboats can seek full financial compensation for their accident-related injuries. This includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages, scarring, pain and suffering, and other losses. To improve your chances of maximizing your financial recovery, you need to act fast, so it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we regularly represent injured seamen in compensation claims under the Jones Act. We also help our clients pursue all other sources of financial recovery as well. For example, if you got hurt because of an issue on your workboat that rendered it “unseaworthy,” we may be able to help you collect compensation from the boat’s owner in addition to filing a Jones Act claim against your employer.
Our attorneys are available to represent individuals who have suffered injuries while working onboard all types of workboats, including:
If you were injured onboard a workboat, you need to speak with an attorney right away. There are different rules for pursuing claims under the Jones Act and general maritime law (for “unseaworthiness”), and you won’t know which rules to follow until you speak with an experienced attorney. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we can quickly assess your situation, and we can help you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your claim for compensation. To learn more, schedule a free, confidential consultation today.
For more information about how to protect your rights after a workboat accident, contact the Houston, TX maritime law offices of Morrow & Sheppard LLP. Our lawyers have extensive experience helping injured maritime workers secure just compensation for their work-related injuries, and we are available 24/7 to evaluate injured workers’ claims. You are entitled to a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Houston maritime lawyer, so call (800) 489-2216 or submit our case evaluation form to schedule an appointment now.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.