Shore-Based Maritime Injuries/905(b) Claims

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Attorneys for longshoreman Injuries – Offshore Injury Victims

As experienced longshoreman injuries lawyers, we are versed in the federal statutes and other considerations that factor into a victim’s claim for monetary compensation after injury on a vessel or otherwise at sea. Still other laws apply to people who are injured while working in maritime-related occupations, but not as a crew member frequently on the water.

At Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers, our attorneys are familiar with the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and with the hazards and range of injuries and fatalities incurred by people either on shore or sent to perform a specific task on board a vessel or drilling rig. Our strength is in the determined pursuit of 33 U.S.C.A. §905(b) claims — especially against a “third party” vessel governed by the LHWCA. Please contact us if you believe you may have such a claim.

A Firm Grasp of Longshore Employees and Other Maritime Workers’ Rights

Through discussion and investigation, we can determine:

  • Whether you have a Jones Act claim, which can often yield greater, more liberal monetary compensation than a claim under the Longshore Act
  • Whether the cause of your accident and injury may enable a claim against someone other than your employer

Hands-On, Successful Experience in Fatal Accident and Serious Injury Cases

Among the shore-based maritime injury cases we have handled are claims on behalf of:

  • Dock workers injured while checking cargo or performing other essential tasks at dock facilities
  • Utility workers and repairmen who typically work ashore but are injured when sent to work on an offshore drilling rig or vessel

Our firm’s maritime law experience extends to fatal accidents as well as catastrophic, life-changing shore-based injury claims. We are diligent in investigating the circumstances surrounding an accident and proving liability, developing a workable strategy under the laws that apply, and pushing your claim forward as rapidly and efficiently as our legal system allows.

To discuss your potential 905(b) or other maritime injury claim with a trial-proven, results-driven lawyer, contact our Houston, Texas-based law firm today. We handle serious shore-based injury claims all along the Gulf Coast and beyond.