Injured at Sea
If you have been injured at sea, either as a maritime worker or as a passenger on a cruise line, you are probably wondering if you can be compensated for your injuries. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Houston offshore injury lawyers. We will fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Injured at Sea | Maritime Accidents
Houston, Texas has a robust economy that is based heavily in the oil and shipping industry. As a result, there are thousands of workers on boats, oil rigs and in harbors, with much of this work being very dangerous. Unfortunately, despite the best of intentions and care, accidents happen and many maritime workers get injured on the job each year. But due to the physical nature of many of these jobs, getting injured at work is extremely costly and results in losing out on a lot of potential income. A simple on-the-job injury can result in a worker being unable to pay the bills and provide for his or her family. Then on top of that, there is physical injury itself, which may result in permanent disability, disfigurement or prevent the individual from working in the maritime industry ever again.
There are various complex laws that address these situations, but to fully understand and make the most of them, the skills and experience of a Houston offshore injury lawyer are often required. That’s where the law firm of Hector Longoria PC can help.
Injured at Sea | Hiring a Lawyer
There are special filing and claims procedures for injured maritime workers that can be confusing and complicated. Additionally, many employers (and their insurance companies) aren’t eager to provide fair and adequate compensation to their workers. All they want is for you to go away for as little money as possible. This often means lowballing you or flat out denying you benefits in the hopes you give up or accept a smaller amount than you’re legally entitled to. You need an experienced Houston offshore injury lawyer to look out for your interests, because it usually won’t be your employer, the owner of the vessel or facility where you were hurt, or an insurance company.
Call Hector Longoria today at 713-489-8067 (Houston) or 1-844-357-6337 (toll-free) for a free consultation. He will make sure you receive everything you’re entitled to under the applicable maritime laws and that your rights receive the protection they deserve.