Corpus Christi Maritime Accident
The Corpus Christi Maritime Lawyers at Carabin Shaw give assistance to clients in a large variety of offshore and maritime accidents. Maritime and Admiralty law do extend to passengers injured on a boat, but more often involves seamen and marine workers who get injured while working on a job. The skilled Corpus Christi maritime attorneys at Carabin Shaw are completely dedicated to helping you pursue all of your rights under existing law and getting a verdict for enough monetary damages to help get you and your family back on your feet in the difficult times after a work related offshore injury.
Corpus Christi Maritime, Oil Rig and Offshore Injury Claims
Corpus Christi is right next to the Gulf of Mexico. This is where a large number of big companies port, maintain and load all types of vessels and provide support for those vessels. Corpus Christi’s port permits huge economic activity to take place just off the coast near Corpus Christi and helps to maintain the city’s energetic economy.
Numerous seamen of many types crew the vessels that navigate into and out of the Port of Corpus Christi, the surrounding waters, and near to shore parts of the Gulf of Mexico every day. Numerous other workers from Corpus Christi work on derricks, platforms and offshore oil rigs. Invariably, accidents happen on these offshore rigs and vessels. These accidents cause injuries to the seamen who work in these situations. When these accidents occur, several different legal courses of action may be available. These range from Jones Act claims, to claims arising under General Maritime Law. Sometimes when certain specific Jones Act legal requirements are not fulfilled, claims under the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) may be. For specific advice about your legal rights in any specific situation following an injury suffered while working on a vessel, please contact one of the experienced Corpus Christi maritime law injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw.
Carabin Shaw can assist you in successfully pursuing your claim for monetary compensation after you get injured while on the job. Contact one of our experienced Corpus Christi Admiralty injury lawyers today for your free consultation. We will explain the options which apply to your specific fact situation.What is the Jones Act?
The Jones Act is federal law that gives coverage to seaman injured while on the job. Prior to the Jones Act, was passed in Congress in 1920, there existed no written statutes or laws specifically designed to protect seafarers and their loved ones and families if they got injured while on the job. Therefore, seamen who got injured seamen had to resort to the General Maritime Law or “common law,” which is the law made by judges and passed down slowly over time and incorporated into our legal system. It was inexact at best in these situations. The Jones Act provided seamen with a more predictable system and immediately available benefits, in real dollars, when they got injured.
What amounts of damages can your veteran Corpus Christi Admiralty Lawyer get for you under the provisions of the Jones Act and under General Maritime Law?
In Corpus Christi, Texas, the maritime lawyer can seek damages for:
- Damages for Pain & Suffering;
- Damages for Mental Anguish;
- Damages for Lost Wages and Loss of Earning Capacity;
- Repayment of past Medical Expenses and money for future ones;
- Monetary damages for Physical Impairment;
- Compensation for Physical Disfigurement; and
- In some cases, punitive damages are available for failure to pay legally required maintenance & cure.
The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
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