Are you a maritime or offshore worker who has suffered an on-the-job injury? If your injuries were caused due to the negligence of another, you have a right to seek compensation for the damages caused by their injuries. The best way to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries is to hire an experienced maritime attorney to represent your interests.
Why a maritime attorney? The laws that govern maritime workers’ claims are similar, but at the same time very different, from the laws that apply to land-based workers. Most importantly, the Jones Act and other laws that protect the rights of injured maritime workers are federal statutes, rather than state or local laws. However, state and local laws can play a role in maritime injury actions. Cases are usually decided in federal court, but in some cases are referred to a state court. Confusing, right? Now you’re beginning to understand why you need an attorney who is well versed in maritime law to represent you.
Houston Maritime Attorneys Will Fight for Your Rights
Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates have been successfully representing accident victims in Houston, throughout Texas and across the United States for over 30 years. Our Houston maritime injury attorneys possesses a deep understanding of U.S. and international maritime laws and how they apply in your situation. As Houston maritime injury attorneys, we can help workers with claims under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA). We have helped thousands of injured maritime workers and their families obtain the compensation that deserve after sustaining an on the job injury, including maintenance (living expenses) benefits, cure (medical expenses) benefits, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering and wrongful death.
- Injured longshoremen, stevedores and harbor workers: Maritime attorneys represent longshoremen, stevedores and harbor workers who have been injured while working on docks, wharves, piers and other loading and unloading facilities.
- Injured seamen: We represent seamen injured while working on fishing boats, dredges, oil tankers, freighters, cruise ships, barges, towboats and others.
- Injured offshore workers: We represent offshore workers injured while working offshore drilling rigs, drill ships, jack-up drilling rigs, semi submersibles and other offshore structures.
- Death on the high seas: We represent families that have lost a loved one due to an on the job accident that occurred on the high seas.
Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates – The Houston Maritime Attorneys You Need to Get the Job Done
A severe injury can leave a maritime worker and their family in dire straits. We want you to know that the Houston maritime attorneys at Ricardo N Gonzalez & Associates are on your side. Let us guide you through the murky waters of maritime law to get you the total compensation you deserve. Don’t sign an agreement with your employers or an insurance company until you’ve had a chance to speak with us!
If you have been injured while working on a dock, vessel or offshore oil rig we urge you to schedule a free consultation with one of our maritime injury lawyers to review your case and discuss your legal options. We handle many maritime injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront costs for our clients and we only collect our fee after we’ve secured your benefits.