An offshore injury is any accident or injury that is suffered by a worker off the shores of the United States. Accidents aboard fishing boats and oil rigs are common sources of offshore injury cases, especially in Texas. If an offshore accident has left you or a loved one seriously injured and unable to return to work, Longoria Law Firm is here to help. Contact our office for a free consultation. Let us fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Is an Offshore Injury? | Maritime Accidents in Houston, Texas
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. 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.
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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.
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