Admiralty Claims/Jones Act in Galveston
Oil Rig workers, longshoremen, commercial fishermen, cargo ship crew members and dock workers along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico are usually covered by the protections given by what is known as the “Jones Act” within U.S. admiralty law. Under the Texas workers comp laws, a seaman injured on the job does not have the option of filing benefits. To get compensation for lost earnings, medical treatment and other monetary damages, the legal “seaman” has to sue his or her employer and any other parties who may be negligent compensation.
If you or your loved one are a covered person for an injury claim under the Federal Jones Act and have been injured in a work-related incident on a waterway or in a port in Texas, along the Texas Gulf Coast, you need to speak to the admiralty and maritime law team at Carabin Shaw, located in offices in Galveston and across Texas. Carabin Shaw has more than twenty years of experience successfully filing and litigating on behalf of injured oil rig workers, seamen and commercial fishermen in very complex maritime cases involving injures dockside, on a platform or at sea.
U.S. maritime and admiralty law is a very specialized area of case litigation. Workers who get injured on or next to and working related to the water have few options other than to file suit for compensation using the provisions of the Jones Act. Any admiralty lawyer you retain will need to thoroughly understand how the relevant federal laws apply, how to investigate a marine case and prepare the facts and evidence for presentation in federal court. Carabin Shaw works aggressively to show you each and every available legal option to help you and your family loved one to recover the monetary compensation you are legally entitled to for all of your injuries.
Carabin Shaw provides free case evaluations and handles all injury case litigation, including Jones Act cases, on a contingent fee basis. You pay us an attorney’s fee only on a percentage basis of any settlement or jury award. If we do not get you a recovery, we do not get an attorney fee.Experienced Galveston Admiralty Law Attorney
From offices across Texas, Carabin Shaw represents people as clients in most communities across Texas. Our office hours are usually 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Evening and weekend consultations are available by special appointment. If your injuries make it hard for you to travel to meet us at our law offices, Carabin Shaw can, and will, arrange the details of a hospital or home visit. We can, if necessary meet you in any other convenient location as well.
We have the investigators and experts you need to counter the experienced defense teams which insurance companies and employers retain to minimize or prevent your recovery. Our attorneys have the experience needed to understand how to present and prepare your case to maximize your chances of getting the biggest recovery allowed by law in your case. Give us a call and let us help.
Are you in Galveston? Were you injured in a Marine or Maritime accident?
Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260.