Offshore Injury Attorneys in Galveston
An extremely specific set of laws, usually known as admiralty or maritime law, governs the process and results marine and admiralty injury cases. Federal law controls many of these matters. If you have gotten injured by the negligence or carelessness of another person or business, you and/or your loved ones may well be legally able to file a claim for damages and recompense under either the Federal “Jones Act” or the Federal “Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.” The skilled Galveston marine injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw can be of help with these types of claims.The Federal Jones Act
Many years ago, the Federal government adopted the “Jones Act.” It applies to seamen who suffer injury while working on commercial vessels, generally of a larger kind. It permits someone who legally qualifies as a “seaman” to file, and prosecute in court, claims for injuries which result from the vessel owner’s negligence or the negligent actions of other employees on the vessel.The Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Also many years ago, the Federal government adopted the “The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.” It provides coverage to workers who get injured while working on or near waterways, including those employees who are involved in building, repairing, loading or unloading vessels. It also covers those damages suffered from diseases that come up from work duties done during the course of any such employment.
Just some of the claim types are covered by admiralty and maritime law include:
- Injuries on Oil rigs or Oil platform accidents
- Injuries caused by cruise ship accidents
- Injuries caused by recreational or watersports accidents
- Injuries suffered in Shipping accidents
- Injuries caused by poorly maintained or designed watercraft
- Injuries caused by operator negligence
Protecting oil rig worker rights
Those who have done it can tell us all that the work in offshore oil production can be very dangerous and can often result in a serious injury. One way that injured offshore oil workers can get fair and just compensation for their injuries exists under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Our Galveston injury attorneys spend their working lives helping injured workers get benefits like these from the oil company’s insurers or directly from their employer:
- Past and Future Medical expenses and reimbursements
- Fair monetary compensation for any and all permanent injuries
- Monetary benefits to any surviving spouse and/or children if there has been a death
Admiralty and Maritime law is a very specialized area of law practice. To get the best result in your specific case, you should hire an attorney with specific extensive experience in this specialized area of the law. Our experienced, knowledgeable Galveston admiralty injury attorneys all have the experience and skill to evaluate your claim effectively and pursue all the fair compensation legally due to you for your injury.Experienced and dedicated Galveston maritime attorneys
Carabin Shaw has the years of experience and the specialized knowledge you need to maximize your chances of the best possible recovery for your injuries. We have the expert witnesses and investigators needed for such cases standing by and ready to help you. We are experienced in taking on the well paid veteran defense attorneys who will oppose your claim. Carabin Shaw has the fighters you need in your corner for a tough fight such as this.
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