Maritime Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Injured Seamen and Maritime Workers Nationwide
Have you been injured while working on a tanker, offshore rig, drill barge or other such vessel? Did your employer delay your medical treatment or refuse to compensate you for injury related expenses? Was the accident caused by a third party? Since the other side already has an attorney, shouldn’t you have someone representing you? It’s time to level the playing field.
Accidents on ships and vessels happen almost everyday. Hazards arise when machinery malfunctions, defective equipment is used, and vessels are not properly maintained. As a seaman, each day on the job is a risk. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fishermen and fish related workers have one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. For this reason, certain laws were created to protect seamen and other maritime workers.
Whether you work on a freighter, ship or tugboat – there are maritime laws that protect you. If you have been injured on the job either due to dangerous conditions or employer negligence, you need to know your rights. There are deadlines to filing claims so it is imperative that you seek counsel immediately after an injury. Imagine discovering that you were entitled to thousands of dollars in damages, but you filed the claim too late. The success of your case depends on your swift action.
With the various types of admiralty law, it can be confusing trying to figure out which one applies to you. A maritime injury attorney can help. The Willis Law Firm, located in Houston, Texas, specializes injury accident cases and maritime cases and has helped thousands individuals get the compensation they deserve. The consultation with the Willis Law Firm is free and strictly confidential. Talk to a Maritime lawyer at the Willis Law Firm and get a honest assessment of whether or not you have a valid case. The Willis Law Firm accepts calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Never an Attorney Fee or Expenses Charged Unless there is a Recovery for You.
The Willis Law Firm represents maritime workers hurt in offshore accidents occurring in:
- Gulf of Mexico
- East Coast – New York to Florida
- West Coast – San Francisco to Seattle
- Inland Rivers – including Mississippi, Missouri, Kentucky and Ohio rivers
- Navigable Rivers and Canals
- Fishing Waters of Alaska and the North Sea
- Texas Gulf Coast and Port of Houston
- Intracoastal Waterway (IWC)
David Willis has over 30 years of experience and is committed to representing injured individuals and their families. Mr. Willis served as a Briefing Attorney on the Supreme Court of Texas before he began to practice plaintiff’s personal injury law in Houston, Texas. He is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – an accomplishment that less than 2% of all Texas attorneys have been able to attain. In addition, Mr. Willis received the prestigious Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award in 2001 for his contribution in investigating and gathering evidence in one of the largest product recalls in US History. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the AJJ) and the Texas Bar Foundation.
A seaman has legal rights under the Jones Act and should contact a maritime attorney immediately if injured.
Maintenance and Cure
Maintenance and Cure is a type of workers compensation for injured Jones Act seamen. Maintenance and cure provides weekly wages and medical benefits. An experienced martitime lawyer can inform you whether the maintenance and cure rates that you are receiving are fair.
Offshore Rig and Platform Worker Injuries
As an offshore rig and platform worker, you are protected under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law. If you have been injured while working on an inland drilling barge, jack up rig or other drilling ship, you may be entitled to full compensation.
Tugboat and Barge Workers’ Injuries
Towboat, tugboat and barge workers are generally protected by the Jones Act and General Maritime Law. Contact the Willis Law Firm immediately after an injury to learn your rights. The Willis Law Firm will review your case to determine if you have a claim and if you are entitled to monetary compensation.
Ship, Tanker & Freighter Crews Injuries
An injured crew member who works on a ship, tanker or freighter has legal rights under General Maritime Law. The Willis Law Firm, located in Houston, Texas, has helped hundreds of maritime workers receive large monetary settlements for their injuries.
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