Accidents that happen offshore — or onshore in service of maritime-related activities — are vastly different than other accidents that occur on land. Thus, a unique and complex set of federal laws may apply in the event of a maritime injury.
There are several unique maritime laws that apply to specific situations and categories of people, and the recoverable damages associated with each may differ.
The following maritime laws govern an employee’s ability to receive compensation in the wake of an on-the-job injury, accident, or illness; the requirements of maritime employers; and the types of compensation available an injured employee.
At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., our Houston maritime accident lawyers understand the complexities of the various laws governing maritime injuries and corresponding damages. We can evaluate the circumstances of your injury, explain what damages may be available to you, and fight to obtain the compensation that you deserve.
We have decades of experience handling a wide range of maritime cases and obtaining maximum compensation for injured maritime workers, including some of the largest maritime recoveries in Texas history.
We’re proud of our work on offshore injury cases and our successful track record of representing people injured in maritime accidents. We have represented Texas residents injured in the Gulf of Mexico, at Gulf Coast ports of call, and in shipping terminals off the coast of Texas.
We provide a free consultation if you are seeking compensation for a debilitating injury. If you are the victim of a maritime accident, it is important to work with lawyers who have a significant track record of success — and who will stand up to insurers offering minimal compensation. Contact our Houston personal injury law firm today to learn how we can help you.