Maritime Law & Offshore Injury Lawyers
Suffering from an offshore personal injury can be a time-consuming, painful, and very expensive process. Often it is difficult to determine who is at fault and to obtain compensation for your injury. At Doyle Dennis LLP Trial Lawyers, we regularly handle cases involving a variety of maritime and offshore injuries. If the accident that caused your injury occurred while at sea, it can be a complicated situation due to the different rules of maritime law.
Admiralty and maritime injury law is a complex area governed by a variety of federal statutes and general maritime law. The rights of injured offshore workers to recover monetary compensation under the Jones Act and other maritime laws can be very different than in any other type of injury case. In addition to hundreds of cases involving drilling rigs, barges, tugboats, dredges, other vessels, oil platforms and transport helicopters on U.S. waterways, the attorneys at Doyle Dennis LLP Trial Lawyers have handled numerous maritime law cases originating in international and foreign waters. If you need a lawyer to evaluate your maritime injury claim, contact our Texas-based firm today.
Types of Claims and Injuries
We focus on serious maritime accidents and injuries, along the Gulf Coast and throughout the United States and in international waters. You can depend on our ability to handle:
- Jones Act claims, as well as third-party personal injury litigation, for maritime workers injured working on U.S. waterways or docks.
- Shore-based maritime injuries best addressed through 33 U.S.C.A. §905(b) claims against a vessel as a third party or party other than the employer.
- International maritime injuries.
- Fatal maritime accidents leaving family members without financial support and companionship.
Recent maritime cases we have successfully resolved include substantial verdicts and settlement awards for:
- A mechanical supervisor making repairs on an offshore semi-submersible drilling vessel, called the Ocean Lexington, while working for Diamond Offshore Services.
- A boat captain severely injured in a mutiny off the coast of Angola.
- The victim of an accident aboard the dredging vessel Pontchartrain, for which the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company was found 100 percent liable.
- Injuries suffered by a captain being transferred in a personnel basket between vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.
- A Mississippi man who suffered chemical burns and spinal injuries in an offshore helicopter crash which involved negligence in rescue efforts by defendant Houston Helicopters, Inc.
- A mechanic on a seismic survey vessel operated by WesternGeco Resources, Inc., who suffered permanent spinal injuries when his head struck an improperly placed beam, resulting in a Jones Act claim and verdict affirmation in a trial court.
To learn more about our firm, or to schedule a free personal injury consultation, contact us today.