High Seas Accidents
If you visit this site, you or a loved one likely suffered a serious injury while working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. You want to know how you will pay for your medical expenses, your employer’s obligations during your recovery, and your options if a serious injury prevents you from returning to work. An offshore injury attorney from Zehl & Associates can help.
We are committed to helping the seriously injured from accidents on the high seas in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the United States. We are attorneys with vast experience in maritime law and have helped injured maritime workers throughout Texas. An attorney from Zehl & Associates can quickly assess your case’s strengths and weaknesses to map out a strategy for success.
CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS ON THE HIGH SEAS
From our experience, we know that employer negligence causes many common offshore accidents, including deck accidents, falls, equipment failure, falling cargo or equipment, fires, and explosions. Negligence on the employer or other seaman is a cause or contributing factor in many types of serious accidents related to injuries and deaths on the high seas.
A large number of companies operate in the Gulf of Mexico, and All of them are required to provide safe work environments for employees. Suppose you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an offshore accident. In that case, you need to speak with an experienced offshore injury attorney for helpful information about your legal rights.
YOUR MARITIME RIGHTS BY LAW
Regardless of who was at fault for your accident, as an offshore worker, you are likely to exercise the rights of a seaman. You may be entitled to maintenance and care benefits and payment of your salary for the trip duration. The principles of maintenance and cure may entitle you to fully paid medical care and hospitalization, including diagnostic tests and treatments, as well as room and board, food, and transportation until you are fit to return to service or until complete medical recovery. You can also choose your physician to obtain a second medical opinion if you disagree with a company physician’s diagnosis or the injury prognosis.
To find out if you are entitled to the Jones Act’s benefits, it is important to consult an attorney who specializes in admiralty and maritime law, with a favorable record defending these individual clients.
To find out if you are entitled to the Jones Act’s benefits, it is important to consult an attorney who specializes in admiralty and maritime law, with a favorable record defending these individual clients. The offshore injury attorneys at our firm understand maritime law’s complexities as we deal with these issues every day to help our clients.
Contact an offshore injury attorney today to learn about your legal rights and how we can help you.