Houston Offshore Injury Attorneys
Serving Injured Offshore & Harbor Workers Nationwide
Nationwide, seamen, dockworkers, and oil and gas industry employees are exposed to dangerous working conditions. This occurs throughout the Gulf of Mexico and coastal regions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, as well as on inland waters, and along both the east and west coast. Workers routinely suffer injuries caused by dangerous conditions on offshore platforms, spars, jack-up rigs, tankers, crew boats, lay barges, and other vessels. When that happens, our firm is ready to help. We proudly serve injured workers nationwide from our Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana offices.
The following are common causes of serious offshore injuries:
- Diving Accidents
- Dangerous Equipment
- Crane Failures
- Explosions & Fires
- Vessel Collisions
- Lifting Accidents
If you or someone you love has been severely injured while working offshore, we are the law firm that you should call. Backed by years of experience and a winning track record, you can count on our firm to stand up for your rights and protect your best interests. Call (888) 493-1629 today!
Visit us online at www.offshoreinjuryfirm.com to learn more!
Offshore Injury FAQ
Am I Covered by the Jones Act?
After nearly 100 years of existence, the Jones Act has been applied to numerous types of offshore workers including oil rig workers, cargo ship workers, and other types of offshore workers. Additionally, an injured worker must be able to prove that the negligence of their employer caused their suffering. Speaking with the offshore injury lawyers from Arnold & Itkin LLP will help you discover your options.
How Long Do I Have to File an Offshore Injury Claim?
Every civil lawsuit has a time limit for those who wish to file a claim. This limit is different from situation to situation. The Jones Act and general maritime law generally give injured workers about three years to file a claim. However, injured workers should always speak with an attorney as soon as possible to make sure their case has the time it needs for success.
Should I Accept a Settlement for My Offshore Injury?
No, you should not accept a settlement before speaking with an offshore injury lawyer. Companies, their legal teams, and their insurers often offer a low settlement with the hopes that an injured worker will accept it. While it might seem like they are trying to do the right thing, they are trying to absolve themselves of future accountability for the incident. Speaking with an attorney will help you decide if you should accept their settlement or if you should pursue more recovery for damages.