Houston Offshore Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a maritime injury call Padua Law Firm, PLLC for an experienced and aggressive offshore injury lawyer!
Maritime workers are routinely exposed to high-risk, dangerous working conditions due to the nature of their jobs on offshore production platforms, drilling rigs, crew, service boats, shipping vessels, tankers, and many other vessels. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life that many will inevitably suffer work injuries and accidents and too often it is the offshore workers’ employer or other related companies who are at fault. An experienced maritime injury lawyer can make sure the injured seaman or his or her family is adequately represented against large corporations operating offshore and their insurance companies.
At Padua Law Firm, PLLC we handle these types of personal injury cases and aggressively defend the rights to compensation of our clients. It is of utmost importance, if you or a family member has been injured or killed in a maritime accident, that you contact an offshore injury lawyer before you discuss the matter with anyone, and your company or their insurance company in particular!! Contact our skilled maritime accident law firm today. All communications with us are strictly confidential and you should not be afraid or deterred from speaking with an attorney out of fear of retaliation by your employer or your industry.
Applicable Maritime Laws (Jones Act)
U.S. Congress passed the Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Seaman Protection and Relief Act, in 1920, so that injured maritime workers not covered by state workers compensation insurance could receive adequate compensation for medical expenses and lost earnings. Injured offshore workers can file personal injury lawsuits to seek compensation for all of their injuries and damages. Additionally, there are other laws that may apply to your injury claim including: Death on the High Seas Act, Long-shore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and General Maritime Law. The numerous federal laws and the economic strength of large corporations operating in maritime areas make offshore injury lawsuits complicated and competitive. It is imperative to involve a qualified and aggressive maritime lawyer to assist you throughout your case.
A vessel owner is required to provide a “seaworthy” vessel to everyone aboard the vessel, including maintaining the safety of the entire vessel and all its equipment and machinery. If an offshore injury is a result of a hazardous condition aboard a sea vessel, then the injured laborer, with the help of an offshore injury lawyer at Padua Law Firm, PLLC may successfully obtain monetary recovery under an “Unseaworthiness” claim. All sea vessels must be properly equipped, and all equipment should work safely. If any of these conditions are absent and are in any way a factor in your injury, your maritime lawyer could file a negligence claim against your employer.
A Maritime Injury Attorney At Padua Law Firm, PLLC Handles the Following Common Offshore Accidents:
- Offshore Rig Injuries including Fires and Explosions
- Crew and Workboat injuries
- Tankers, Cargo, and Container Vessels injuries
- Commercial Diving Accidents
- Shifting loads
- Falling and lifting injuries
- Falling overboard
- Slippery decks
- Injured during boarding or leaving a rig or vessel
- Equipment Failures
- Many other types of offshore accidents
Injuries stemming from these events are often avoidable and the direct result of a negligent action by employers. If you’ve been involved in any of the accidents listed above, seriously injured offshore, or a family member has died as the result of a maritime injury, call Padua Law Firm, PLLC and you’ll acquire the services of an experienced and aggressive maritime injury attorney.
You may be entitled to compensation for all of your damages including:
- All Medical Costs
- Lost Wages
- Permanent Physical Damage
- Mental and Emotional damage and complications
- Pain and suffering
- Other related damages
If you have been hurt, you should speak to an attorney immediately before you agree to any compensation from an insurance company or employer or sign any document with anyone so that you can recover the maximum compensation that you deserve including all listed above. It is crucial that you contact a lawyer for help because, although you have rights under these laws, it can be very hard to obtain impartial treatment and full compensation without an attorney to guide and protect you.
Padua Law Firm’s Offshore Injury Lawyer Can Get You the Money You Deserve
Padua Law Firm, PLLC in Houston offers free consultations and provides services in offshore injury cases on a contingent-fee basis. This means you will not pay us anything in attorney fees unless we are able to obtain compensation in your case. Call 713-840-1411 or contact us via email to schedule your free, no obligation consultation with a maritime lawyer.
At Padua Law Firm, you will find a Maritime injury attorney that can represent offshore accident clients throughout the Gulf of Mexico and coastal regions Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and on inland waters throughout the U.S. Additional, our Law Firm can represent clients who suffered offshore injuries internationally including the oceans off Brazil, Africa, the North Sea, and the Middle East.