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905 (b) Claims

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), along with most workers’ compensation programs, prohibits injured workers from suing their employers for tort compensation. One of our strengths at Doyle Trial Lawyers is in the determined pursuit of 33 US Code §905(b) claims against parties responsible for injuries. These are called “905(b)” or “third-party” claims. Section 905 (b) of the LHWCA allows injured longshore workers to file a third-party claim against a vessel owner if their injury arose in part from negligence of the vessel. A claim can also be filed if the crew or owner of the vessel was involved in negligently contributing or causing the injury and had a duty to protect against the hazard.

905(b) claims may be complex and difficult to navigate, but the experienced attorneys of Doyle Trial Lawyers can guide you. Often injured workers think their only relief is workers’ compensation, but sometimes additional compensation can be recovered in the form of a 905(b) claim. To discuss your potential 905(b) or other maritime injury claim with a results-driven lawyer, contact our Houston, Texas and Gulf Coast-based law firm today. Our trial-proven lawyers handle serious shore-based injury claims all along the Gulf Coast and across the globe.


The lawyers at Doyle LLP have vast experience in offshore claims and understand numerous federal maritime laws, such as the Jones Act law, that apply to offshore claims. Our Texas firm works every day to help clients across state lines and international borders in their maritime accident claims. Contact a Longshoreman Lawyer Today!

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Benefits of Working with a maritime lawyer at Doyle LLP

  • Our Maritime Lawyer has decades of experience in aggressively pursuing offshore injury and Jones Act cases
  • We have a track record of swiftly pursuing maritime cases to get the best recovery as soon as possible
  • We have won millions for clients involved in offshore injury and Jones Act cases
  • We have a track record of taking offshore injury and Jones Act cases to trial and winning
  • Offshore companies and their insurers know our history of success, which translates to getting the best results for our clients time and time again