Lawyers Representing Texas Residents and Families in Jones Act and Maritime Claims
Many Texas residents work in the offshore and maritime industries. Some of these industries’ largest companies are headquartered in Houston and companies from around the world conduct exploration and drilling operations off of Texas’s Gulf Coast.
Unfortunately, accidents in the offshore and maritime industries are common. Employees in all occupations routinely suffer job-related injuries; and, tragically, many employees lose their lives on the job. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, our lawyers can fight for the financial compensation you and your family deserve.
Experienced Lawyers for Jones Act and Maritime Claims in Texas
Our firm’s sister website, JonesAct.com, provides a wealth of information for injured offshore and maritime workers and their families. If you have questions about filing a claim, we encourage you to visit that site for more information. Of course, you can also contact us for a free consultation, and attorney David Willis will be happy to provide a one-on-one assessment of your legal rights.
We represent workers and families in all types of offshore oil rig and other Jones Act and maritime claims. This includes claims for:
Maintenance and Cure Benefits
Under the Jones Act, offshore workers who qualify as “seamen” can collect maintenance and cure benefits when they get injured on the job. Seamen are entitled to these benefits regardless of how they got injured—with only very limited exceptions.
Jones Act Negligence
In many cases, injured seamen can also file claims for Jones Act negligence. If your employer is responsible for your injury, you may be entitled to much more than just maintenance and cure.
Injured seamen can also file claims for compensation based on unseaworthiness. Numerous issues can make an offshore vessel unseaworthy, from inadequate maintenance to insufficient safety equipment onboard.
Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) Benefits
If you don’t qualify as a seaman, you may be able to file a claim under the LHWCA. The LHWCA is a federal law that provides maritime workers with access to “no-fault” benefits similar to those available through state workers’ compensation claims.
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) Benefits
The OCSLA applies to offshore workers who work on fixed rigs and platforms. If you are not a seaman and you don’t qualify under the LHWCA, then you may qualify for OCSLA benefits.
Offshore and Maritime Wrongful Death Benefits
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal offshore or maritime accident, we offer our deepest sympathies, and we encourage you to let us help you. We have significant experience handling claims for wrongful death benefits under the Jones Act and other applicable laws.
Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation at Willis Law Firm
Do you need to know more about filing a Jones Act or other maritime law claim? If so, please feel free to schedule a confidential initial consultation at Willis Law Firm. David P. Willis is board certified as a personal injury trial law specialist. We’ve put in a lot of effort to get the best results for our clients, and we’ll do the same for you and your loved ones. To discuss your legal rights with attorney David Willis as soon as possible, call 800-883-9858 or get in touch online now.