Common Maritime Injuries
Our maritime accident lawyers have extensive experience representing injured offshore and workers in a wide variety of occupations, including:
- Professional divers
- Offshore rig workers
- Pier and dock workers
- Commercial fishermen
- Utility workers on midstream transfer operations
- Crews of all types of maritime vessels, including tugboats, crew boats, lift boats, work boats, supply boats, barges, and other special-purpose vessels and operating platforms
We’ve helped clients obtain compensation for many kinds of maritime injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Slip, trip, and fall injuries
- Bone fractures
- Chemical exposure
- Crush injuries
- Marine hypothermia
Why Hire a Maritime Accident Lawyer?
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 the 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).
Contact a Skilled Midland Maritime Injury Attorney Today
The maritime injury attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm have successfully resolved the cases of maritime workers injured on the high seas, inland waterways, and port facilities across the United States. We’re the lawyers you want by your side when you go up against a negligent employer or vessel owner and their insurers.
We understand the complexities of maritime and admiralty laws and how they pertain to our client’s cases. We know how to gather the evidence crucial to proving your case and use it to get you the maximum amount possible for your injuries.
Our Midland personal injury attorneys handle maritime accident cases on a contingency basis. That means there are no up-front fees for our clients if we represent them; our clients only pay if we win.