Oil rig workers face many dangers while working shifts that can exceed 12 hours or more. High seas conditions are often very dangerous work environments. Workers must endure dangerously extreme weather, all while working under extreme pressure. Many times, workers will travel from rig to rig across dangerously rough waters, working at multiple stations a day.
The Jones Act is designed to protect the legal rights of oil rig workers as well as the rights of those who work on jack-up rigs, barges, drillships, crew boats, and other moveable vessels. Under maritime law, oil rigs are considered vessels and that means protection for people injured while working on an oil rig.
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The Houston offshore accident attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm handle cases nationwide, helping victims and their families to recover compensation from severe injuries after an accident.
We help victims of maritime accidents recover compensation for damages such as:
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We have extensive experience in fighting maritime accident victims.
From workers on offshore drilling rigs to seamen working full time on a vessel to port workers who load and unload cargo from container ships, the men and women of the maritime industry face many hazards on the job that can result in injuries.
The Houston offshore accident attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm have been successfully representing workers injured in maritime accidents in the Gulf Coast region and throughout the U.S. for more than two decades.
We know the risks maritime and offshore workers face each day while out on the job. We know firsthand the devastating impact that maritime injuries can have on workers and their families. It’s the reason we fight so hard to defend the rights of injured maritime workers. We are dedicated to getting injured maritime workers the full amount of compensation they deserve for the damages resulting from their maritime injuries.
If you or a loved one were injured in a maritime accident, don’t put off seeking legal representation until it’s too late. Contact the Ammons Law Firm at (866) 783-6117 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
Depending on the circumstances in your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain, medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost earnings, future loss of earnings, emotional trauma and other damages related to your injuries.
To be successful in your maritime injury claim, it is important to select a lawyer with the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the complicated legal process. The laws and regulations that govern maritime workers are very different from those that cover employees working on dry land.
The most important of these maritime laws is the Jones Act, which allows seamen to seek compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of vessel owner, employer, or crew member. The Jones Act provides maintenance (living expense) and cure (medical expense) payments to injured maritime workers.
Other laws and regulations that may have relevance in your case include the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA).
To learn if you do indeed have a personal injury case the first step is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer . In general, you and your personal injury attorney will have to prove three things in order to recover in a personal injury case: that you suffered damages, that the defendant was negligent, and that the defendant’s negligence caused your damages. Even if you have a valid claim, though, your personal injury attorney will have to investigate whether or not you would be able to collect on your claim. If the other party does not have insurance or other assets, then it may be that you have a valid claim but will not be able to collect on it.
First, look for a law firm that has experience working with and winning the kind of case you will be pursuing. Whether you are the victim of an SUV rollover, post-collision fire or product defect you deserve an attorney who knows how to win for you. Some personal injury lawyers have never seen the inside of a courtroom. The insurance companies know this and don’t want fair settlements. At The Ammons Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have a record of winning. Rob Ammons is board certified in personal injury law in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is individually rated “AV” by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the directory’s highest rating. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of others, call The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation.
The monetary value of your personal injury claim depends on any number of issues. For instance, a case’s value is influenced by the nature and extent of your personal injuries; the amount of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other financial losses; pain and suffering; and present and future disability. However, even taking those conditions into consideration there are significant differences in the amount of money a plaintiff can expect to actually collect. This is based on the amount of coverage offered by an insurance company, or the assets of the defendant. Other factors influencing collection including any partial fault on the part of the injured person, the amount of time the victim(s) choose(s) to spend with litigation versus a quick settlement. There is no way for any personal injury attorney to accurately predict the value of any personal injury case. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to consider the particular factors that weigh into your case and give you an overall picture of what to expect in general terms.
The primary goal of most insurance companies is to protect their bottom line- not your particular interests. The lifeblood of any insurance company is to take in as many premiums as they can while paying out as few claims as they can. Many insurance company employees are trained to minimize or deny your claim as quickly as possible. Representatives from insurance companies use a variety of tools to do this sometimes even pretending to be on your side and want to help you get your claim resolved quickly. A good personal injury lawyer will negotiate with the insurance companies as your representative and either work with-or against-them depending on what your claim needs.