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Maritime and Offshore Injury

Maritime and offshore workers have been a vital part of the American economy since colonial times. Despite advancements in safety technologies and government regulation, maritime and offshore workers have an extremely high risk of suffering an on-the-job injury.

When these workers endure an offshore injury, they often face physical, mental and financial stress.

At the Amaro Law Firm, our Houston maritime and offshore injury lawyers understand the difficulties these workers can endure in the wake of a maritime accident or offshore injury. We also know how challenging the recovery process can be. This is particularly true considering that employers and their insurance providers tend to be focused on underpaying or denying workers’ injury claims (to preserve their own bottom lines).

That is one of the main reasons why our Houston maritime attorneys are dedicated to:

When maritime and offshore workers are hurt on the job, they may have the right to recovery. Here are the different maritime injury claims and who’s eligible to pursue them.

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Causes of Maritime & Offshore Injuries

On a daily basis, maritime and offshore workers encounter an array of hazards, including (but not limited to):

  • Slick surfaces
  • Heavy, unsafe loads
  • Heavy, complex machinery
  • Exposure to dangerous, toxic and volatile chemicals.

When employers or others fail to provide essential training, fail to maintain equipment or otherwise act negligently, these (and other) hazards can result in maritime accidents like (but not exclusive to):

  • Explosions and fires
  • Vehicle, vessel and tug collisions
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Lifting accidents
  • Falling accidents, including slip and falls, falling from elevated areas, equipment falling on workers, etc.
  • Diving accidents
  • Drilling accidents
  • Crane failures
  • Line handling accidents.
Common Injuries
Eligibility for Maritime & Offshore Injury Claims: Who Can File a Maritime Injury Claim?
Maritime Laws: Types of Maritime & Offshore Injury Claims
Jones Act Claims
Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) Claims
Death on the High Seas Act Claims
Oil Rig Explosions
Cargo Damage & Claims Under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA)
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
Outcomes & Recoveries: Compensation for Maritime Injury Claims
Contact a Houston Maritime & Offshore Injury Lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm

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