Compensation for Maritime Personal Injury Victims
Maritime injuries call into play a unique body of law. The tenets of land-based personal injury and workers’ compensation claims do not apply when an injury occurs on a ship or oil rig.
Even within the realm of offshore injuries, there are dramatic variations based on the victim’s role and the situation. Seamen have a certain set of rights and benefits. Longshoremen have a different set of rights and benefits. Passengers have a different set of rights and benefits. Victims of maritime accidents must enlist a lawyer who is experienced in this body of law, and who is able to quickly identify and work within the specific rules that apply to the case at hand.
Proven Knowledge Of Maritime Accident Law
At the Johnson & Crew Law Firm in League City, we have devoted our careers to seeking compensation for injured seamen and other maritime injury victims in Galveston County, throughout Texas and nationwide. We have working knowledge of all laws that apply, including the Jones Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA).
We have set the bar high, using our knowledge of complex maritime laws to obtain multi-million dollar settlements ahead of trial for injured offshore workers. If you or a loved one has been hurt at sea, we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Skilled Representation for All Maritime Injury Victims
We skillfully represent maritime accident victims who have suffered head injuries, back injuries, paralysis, amputation injuries, burn injuries, broken bones, hearing loss, hypothermia, repetitive motion injuries and other serious injuries while working or traveling on:
- Container ships
- Cruise ships
- Chemical tankers and tank ships
- Offshore supply vessels and crew boats
- Oil rigs
We also file claims on behalf of families who have lost loved ones in offshore accidents.
Our law firm handles claims involving injuries suffered in ship collisions, vessels sinking, explosions, fires, loading accidents, defective equipment accidents and more.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about maritime law.
Free Consultation With An Experienced Attorney
Call (281) 895-2410 or contact our office online to learn more about pursuing compensation for an offshore injury. We will educate you about your rights under maritime and admiralty law. Our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve as soon as possible.