San Antonio Maritime Lawyers
Our Texas Offshore Accident Law Firm Has Secured Billions for Injured Workers
When the United States was part of the British colonies, maritime law was the law. Because of this, many of the nation’s current maritime laws have been influence by these old. In particular, maintenance and cure is a concept that has been part of working offshore for centuries. Maintenance and cure refers to the responsibility that vessel owners have to their crew’s safety. When a crew member is injured, employers are obligated to make sure they receive medical care and compensation until they’ve reached the best recovery possible.
Despite being governed by some of the oldest, most well-established set of laws, offshore work remains dangerous for workers. From the docks of a harbors to the cargo ships that make industry possible, workers face considerable danger. That’s why our San Antonio maritime lawyers work to protect the interests of workers have they’ve been injured working offshore. Suffering workers deserve more than what their companies typically offer to them—Arnold & Itkin LLP fights to make sure they get it.
Call our San Antonio maritime law firm today at (888) 493-1629 for help. A consultation with our team is free so you can easily discover what steps to take next.
Common Offshore Injuries & Accidents
Working in and around ships is dangerous. Because of this, employers, vessel owners, and supervisors are responsible for making sure workers are safe. By holding negligent parties accountable for failing to do this, our San Antonio offshore injury law firm has two goals. First, we want to make sure those wronged by unsafe work practices offshore receive the compensation they need to move forward. Second, we hope that our work sets an example and deters other companies from allowing negligence to creep into their operations as well.
Common accidents our San Antonio maritime law firm helps people recover from include:
- Diving accidents
- Crane failures
- Vessel collisions
- Slips and falls
- Dangerous equipment
- Explosions and fires
- Lift accidents
- Post-traumatic stress
San Antonio Oil Rig Accidents
While many residents of San Antonio work in oil exploration on land, many commute to the Texas harbors to be taken offshore to work. On oil rigs, workers often have 12-hour shifts and don’t see land for up to two weeks at a time. It’s a demanding job—both physically and mentally—that’s seven times deadlier than the average workplace in the nation.
However, just because workers have a dangerous job doesn’t mean accidents that harm them are excusable. Companies know how to mitigate these accidents and they have no moral or legal excuse when a preventable accident injures or kills their workers.
Maritime Law FAQ
Does the Law Protect Maritime Workers?
Yes, modern laws exist that provide protections to seamen as well and longshore and harbor workers. While maintenance and cure is part of the core of maritime law, the United States has new laws that help correct parts of this maritime law that no longer serve the modern offshore worker.
There are four important maritime laws workers should know about:
- Jones Act
- Death on the High Seas Act
- Limitation of Liability Act
- Longshoreman & Harbor Workers Compensation Act
These laws help injured seamen and harbor workers recover the losses associated with an accident that extend beyond what typical maintenance and cure would provide. Each provides important paths toward compensation that workers can use to obtain the compensation they deserve from negligent parties that failed to protect their safety.
What Can a San Antonio Maritime Law Firm Help With?
Our firm focuses on helping injured workers recover financially from accidents. We do this by helping them hold the parties who were supposed to protect them from being accountable. While it’s the right thing to make sure workers are cared for financially after an accident, companies rarely do this. We step in to make sure clients are treated fairly.
How Much Does Hiring a San Antonio Maritime Attorney Cost?
We work on something known as a contingency fee. This means that, if we take a case, we only collect a fee if we secure results for a client. We cover all court fees, investigative costs, and other expenses related to a case so our clients can afford the help they deserve.
If you’ve suffered because of an offshore accident or harbor incident that should have been prevented, help is available. Our team has helped workers and their families secure the justice they deserve, including those who survived the Deepwater Horizon disaster. We’ve recovered billions of dollars for clients and are ready to start fighting for the compensation you need to move forward.
Call our San Antonio maritime lawyers now for a free and confidential consultation at (888) 493-1629.