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A Texas offshore injury attorney can help you enhance your life through a lawsuit.
September 20, 2022
April 7, 2024

Texas Offshore Injury Lawyers

How a Texas Offshore Injury Lawyer Can Help You and Your Family

After an offshore accident, an attorney can help you pursue a personal injury claim or a lawsuit for financial compensation. 

Offshore and maritime work accidents, often occurring in remote and isolated locations, can result in severe injuries with long-lasting consequences. Adhering to stringent safety protocols aboard ships, rigs, and other maritime workplaces is crucial for preventing avoidable harm. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to an offshore accident, enlisting the expertise of an experienced lawyer is incredibly important. 

An attorney who is experienced in Texas offshore litigation can guide you through the legal process, and help you deal with insurance representatives, large corporations, and international business entities to safeguard your rights. Having a dedicated advocate acting swiftly on your behalf is essential for securing crucial evidence and filing necessary paperwork within the relevant deadlines.

The Houston Texas offshore injury law firm Pierce Skrabanek has the experience and resources necessary to handle your lawsuit from start to finish. Our unique proximity to the Gulf Coast of the U.S. brings us to the aid of dock workers, rig operators, and sailors in need of advocacy. 

If you have been impacted by offshore scaffolding, transportation, or hazard-related injuries on the job, reach out to our offices at (832) 690-7000 for a free consultation. You are not alone, and you deserve to heal with dignity and in peace. Our lawyers are ready to help you begin the legal process.

Financial Compensation for Offshore Injury Lawsuits 

In an ideal scenario, injuries sustained at work should be fully covered by insurance and workers' compensation, providing necessary support to affected employees. However, the reality often differs, as insurance companies and employers may prioritize their financial interests over the well-being of injured workers. 

Insurance companies operate as businesses with a focus on maximizing profits, leading them to employ strategies aimed at minimizing claim payouts, including denying or undervaluing legitimate claims. Similarly, employers, driven by financial considerations, may be incentivized to downplay workplace hazards or avoid accepting responsibility for costly harm to their employees. Injured workers may face obstacles in obtaining the compensation and support they rightfully deserve following a workplace injury.

Compensation that may be pursued in offshore injury lawsuits may include: 

  • Lost wages or loss of future income: If the injury you have suffered in your offshore accident prevents you from working or results in a loss of income, you may seek compensation for lost wages, including past and future earnings.
  • Compensation for medical costs: You may be able to pursue relevant costs for any and all medical expenses you have incurred. This can include costs of any medications, costs of surgical procedures, or any future medical needs you may have. 
  • Pain and suffering: You may be able to financially recover for your physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the injury.
  • Disability and impairment: If the offshore injury results in permanent disability or impairment you may be able to seek compensation that will be able to cover the medical expenses associated with your care.
  • Wrongful death compensation: If the offshore injury results in the death of the victim, surviving family members may seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional impact of the loss through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Compensation available in an offshore injury lawsuit may vary depending on the circumstances of the case, the jurisdiction in which the lawsuit is filed, and other factors. Consulting with an experienced maritime attorney can help injured parties understand their rights and pursue fair compensation for their injuries and losses.

Offshore injury lawsuits and other maritime lawsuits can become complicated quickly. It is always wise to consult with an experienced attorney before filing a lawsuit or pursuing other legal action. Contact the Texas Offshore injury attorneys from Pierce Skrabanek online or by calling our office at (832) 690-7000. Our helpful associates are standing by to answer all your questions and help you pursue financial compensation for your harm. 

When Should I Talk to a Texas Offshore Injury Attorney? 

You should consider talking to a Texas offshore injury attorney as soon as possible after sustaining an offshore injury or accident. The sooner you talk to a Texas offshore injury attorney, the better off your case will be. You may be able to file a lawsuit after these types of accidents: 

An attorney will be able to consult with you, listen to your story, form a plan for legal action, and make sure your case is filed in a timely manner. There are strict timelines for personal injury lawsuits — these timelines are called statutes of limitations. It is important to file your case within the statute of limitations to give your case the best chance of success. 

Maritime employment cases can be especially complicated. Your attorney will need to have knowledge of state, federal, and international law in order to best handle your case. Special legal remedies are also in place to protect offshore workers. One such law, designed to protect maritime and offshore workers, is the Jones Act. 

The Jones Act provides various protections to seafarers, including the right to seek compensation for injuries suffered while working at sea. It allows eligible seafarers to file personal injury claims against their employers for negligence, unseaworthiness of the vessel, or other unsafe conditions.

It is extremely important to protect your rights by having an attorney handle all communications with your employer so your words cannot be used against you. An attorney can be incredibly instrumental in making sure you receive the justice that you deserve.

Hear from clients Curtis and Cheryl about their case against an oil rig company after Curtis suffered a stroke and was not offered adequate support to heal. Contact Pierce Skrabanek at (832) 690-7000 for representation.

Contact a Texas Offshore Accident Attorney Today

Hiring an experienced attorney to handle your case is a very important step in the legal process. A skilled attorney can make sure that you receive every dollar that you are legally entitled to. Those who hire attorneys to handle their cases often receive higher financial compensation awards than those who do not. 

Pierce Skrabanek has handled many offshore injury cases involving shipping vessels, oil rigs, ferryboats, and jack-up rigs. We have won many victories on behalf of our clients including a $16.9 million jury verdict for a seaman who was injured while working on a jack-up rig. 

When you are ready to pursue justice, our team is standing by. Contact Pierce Skrabanek online or by calling our office at (832) 690-7000. Our experienced maritime attorneys have the skills and resources to give your case the very best chance at success. 

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