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Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim Under DOSHA

The Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA) was passed by Congress in 1920 to protect the rights of maritime workers and their families.

In the event of a maritime worker’s wrongful death due to the negligent acts of their employer, their surviving family members may recover compensation for their loss.

Below, our Houston personal injury attorneys explain what pursuing a wrongful death claim under DOSHA may look like.

What’s Covered Under DOSHA?

DOSHA covers any maritime workers serving on a U.S. vessel sailing at least three nautical miles off the coast of the United States and its territories.

Common claims filed under DOSHA include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Capsized vessel

  • Drowning

  • Onboard fire or explosion

  • Chemical exposure

  • Airplane and helicopter crashes

  • Defective equipment

  • Improper training

By filing a wrongful death claim under DOSHA, surviving family members may recover compensation for:

  • Loss of financial support

  • Care of child

  • Funeral expenses

Need to File a Claim Under DOSHA? Contact Us Today

If one of your loved ones died wrongfully while on the high seas, and you suspect employer negligence is to blame, we encourage you to contact us today.

At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we have the experience and resources needed to protect your rights in this niche area of the law. We’ve been doing it for 20 years, and we have helped families just like yours.

Don’t wait one more day to seek justice. Contact us today at (281) 801-5617 to schedule a free consultation.