Galveston Marine Injury Attorneys
If you job is in the marine industry, in all probability, have a good deal of experience dealing with the many regulations and required safety precautions used to keep you and your fellow employees safe. While these safety measures do exist to try and minimize the accident risks, serious problems still occur. In most other work situations traditional insurance called “workers’ compensation” covers these victims when they get injured. For marine workers, including harbor and shipyard crews, admiralty law covers the needs and protects the rights of injured workers.
Occupations out at sea or on/near rivers and other navigable bodies of water have a new risk level in a professional environment. People whose work is on cranes which are near or on the water, on barges, oil rigs, or in shipyards, may need an experienced maritime attorney to assist them in navigating the complex maze that is maritime law. Many of the laws and regulations which govern the rights possessed by these employees have literally been around for hundreds of years. Understanding and applying the relevant law and statutes takes years of experience and a high level of expertise.
At Carabin Shaw, we have specialized in protecting the rights of injured workers. We make the best use possible use of the protections maritime workers have provided to them by the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and all other relevant rules, regulations and legislation to make sure that all maritime workers who get injured get the maximum chance to get the maximum financial compensation after they have a work related accident.Just Make the Call
You should always look for help when you or your loved ones really need it. Carabin Shaw handles cases arising out of accidents that happened as recently as a couple of days ago and cases that are many years old. While things will depend on your individual circumstances, you might well have legal claims to recover damages to compensate you for the daily struggle you may be facing.
If you’re experiencing long or short term disability, chronic pain, or your family member has unfortunately suffered from a catastrophic injury because of a work related maritime or marine accident, you should contact our legal team today. We can provide you and/or your family all the information you need to move your matter forward. In injury cases, evaluations are always free and no obligation to you. Also, we work these cases on a contingent fee basis.
Our legal team has heard and seen many types of injury claims which relate to marine work. These injuries have ranged from catastrophic spinal cord and/or brain damage, chronic back pain which prevents workers from maintaining a useful level of productivity, loss of limb and/or widespread burns. As a marine worker, you have the right to fair and reasonable treatment without regard to any negligence when you are injured. Various Federal laws outline your employer’s duty to you as a maritime worker if there is an accident. We accept cases which involve negligence and those which involve employers who do not offer what their workers are owed.
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.