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The city of Houston, located on the Gulf Coast, is a hub of maritime activity, with a thriving maritime trade, commercial fishing, and offshore drilling industry. Each year, tens of billions of dollars in maritime trade and industry flow through the Houston area, facilitated by the hardworking men and women who work in these industries. As a result, many multi-billion and million-dollar companies have made their headquarters in Houston or employ large numbers of staff there. The Port of Houston also offers direct access to the heart of Texas and the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico for mariners and trade.

Longshoremen and other workers who are injured in the course of their work on the waters of the Gulf Coast may be eligible to file claims under the LHWCA (Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act). Those injured while working on the water, however, may need the specialized expertise and experience of a Jones Act law firm like Doyle Dennis Avery LLP to properly pursue their legal rights under federal and state maritime laws. Our attorneys are skilled in handling Jones Act and other maritime injury cases, and we are dedicated to helping injured maritime workers in Houston and the surrounding area get the justice and compensation they deserve. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and legal options.

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Houston Offshore Injury and Fatality Lawyers

Each year, numerous offshore accidents and other maritime incidents occur for Houston companies that could have been prevented with the proper safety procedures and equipment. However, careless or negligent employers, employees, third parties, and others often put offshore workers and other maritime workers at risk of injury or death. As seamen, these workers have a legal right to a safe working environment, including a seaworthy vessel and safe conditions. When companies fail to uphold these obligations and an offshore accident or other maritime incident occurs, they may be liable for additional damages and other obligations under the Jones Act. 

An experienced Jones Act maritime attorney can help injured offshore workers and other maritime workers in Houston understand their rights and pursue compensatory damages for their injuries, including medical expenses and other damages.

As offshore workers based in or from Texas, you have the distinct advantage of being able to pursue legal action and hold your employers accountable in the familiar jurisdictions of the businesses you work for. This can be a significant advantage compared to the challenges of seeking justice in foreign countries and unfamiliar legal systems. Our team of skilled Jones Act maritime attorneys can help you navigate your options and determine the most effective way to pursue a claim for damages, such as personal injury or wrongful death, related to your maritime injuries. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation and to learn more about your rights and legal options. Don’t miss your chance to hold your employer accountable and seek the justice you deserve as an injured worker.

Why do you need an experienced Houston Maritime Attorney?

Navigating the complex landscape of maritime laws, such as the Jones Act, can be a daunting task, requiring specialized expertise and experience in admiralty law matters. As maritime and admiralty injury attorneys, or offshore injury attorneys, we understand the unique challenges our clients face and strive to provide them with the best possible legal representation. Whether our clients have suffered injuries in offshore accidents, ship accidents, or have lost loved ones in maritime disasters, we are dedicated to helping them and their families seek justice and obtain the compensation benefits they are entitled to. We take pride in being able to support our clients in their time of need and help them get the medical care and support they need, as well as navigate the complex and often confusing company policies that may affect their rights and benefits. As maritime lawyers, we are committed to providing knowledgeable and skilled legal representation to those who have suffered offshore injuries.

Our team of trial attorneys has been at the forefront of admiralty and maritime law for decades, earning recognition from their peers for their impressive verdicts, settlements, and accomplishments. With decades of experience litigating against multibillion dollar companies and their formidable legal teams, we have what it takes to stand up for our clients’ rights and interests in cases involving cargo transportation, heavy equipment, and other maritime industries. Our attorneys are experienced in handling Jones Act claims and other maritime injury cases, and have even traveled across the globe to represent international clients injured while working for American companies in the offshore drilling industry. If you have been injured offshore, our experienced attorneys will be dedicated to fighting for your legal rights and the claim damages you deserve under the Jones Act. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your admiralty law matters and maritime claims.

Proven record of winning verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients!

The Doyle Dennis Avery LLP Maritime team is composed of experienced and knowledgeable maritime and admiralty attorneys, including offshore injury lawyers and maritime amputation injury attorneys. They have a proven track record of success in securing jury verdicts and confidential settlements for their clients, and are dedicated to helping those who have suffered work-related injuries in offshore accidents get the justice and compensation they are entitled to. Our attorneys are skilled in evaluating jurisdiction and determining the best course of action for each case, taking into account the different bodies of water and the types of injuries involved. They are prepared to pursue your claim through all available legal channels, including a jury trial if necessary.

At Doyle Dennis Avery LLP, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured maritime workers. As experienced maritime lawyers, we understand the unique challenges and dangers that maritime workers face when working on the coastal waters of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. We have extensive experience handling complex maritime injury cases involving closed head injuries, burn injuries, crush injuries, and other catastrophic injuries, and we are prepared to help you gather and evaluate the medical records and other evidence needed to support your claim. Our maritime attorneys are skilled in negotiating with insurance companies and other parties to secure a fair and favorable settlement on your behalf, and we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve under the Jones Act. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive the medical treatment and compensation they need and deserve, and will work tirelessly to ensure that they receive the medical improvement and case resolution they need to recover from their injuries. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your maritime injury case.

Representing injured maritime workers and their families!

Employees that suffer injuries while working offshore or in another maritime capacity for the following companies may be able to pursue a Jones Act claim for their employer’s negligence. Our attorneys can help you understand what you are entitled to by the law and what companies must provide after a life changing injury or accident.

We have represented a wide range of workers in the maritime and offshore oil exploration industry, including seamen, drilling engineers, floor hands, riggers, electricians, roustabouts, derrick hands, safety technicians, mechanics, and captains. Some of the companies we have fought against include major oil and gas companies, offshore drilling contractors, and maritime transportation providers. Whether you are a deckhand on a tanker, a crane operator on an offshore drilling platform, or a surveyor working on a seismic research vessel, our attorneys have the experience and expertise to help you with your injury claim.

Maritime companies whose workers may be entitled to pursue a Jones Act or Maritime claim after a workplace accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Atwood Oceanics Inc.
  • BAE Systems
  • BP
  • Centerline Logistics
  • Chevron
  • Chipolbrok America
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling
  • Ensco PLC
  • Enterprise Offshore Drilling LLC
  • Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company
  • Gulfmark Energy
  • Halliburton
  • Harley Marine Gulf LLC
  • Helmerich & Payne International
  • Hercules Offshore, Inc
  • Intertek USA
  • Keppel Amfels
  • Marathon Oil
  • McDermott International Inc
  • Nabors Industries
  • Noble Drilling
  • Occidental
  • Parker Drilling
  • Rowan Companies Inc
  • Schell
  • Schlumberger
  • Seacor
  • TechnipFMC US Holdings Manson Gulf
  • Transocean Drilling
  • Valaris PLC
  • Vantage Drilling and many others