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, drill ships, 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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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 Maritime Accident Lawyers 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) 783-5403 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).