McAllen Maritime Injury Attorney
Proactive & Effective Legal Counsel
Our award-winning legal team at Leah Wise Law Firm is dedicated to representing clients across Texas who need help navigating maritime injury law. We proudly, represent maritime workers and individuals in a variety of personal injury matters. From representing injured seamen and offshore drilling rig employees to port workers and cargo loaders and unloaders, we possess extensive experience in multiple areas of personal injury litigation and claim handling.
We understand the issues that clients face and the laws that govern their injuries and know what questions to ask and who to ask them of. If you have been injured or a member of your family has been killed in an accident on an offshore oil rig, drilling platform, waterfront port, or other maritime workplace, then please reach out to Leah Wise Law Firm for high-quality legal counsel.
Common Types of Maritime Injuries
Maritime workers and workers in offshore industries often must transport large objects around the worksite and utilize heavy machinery to perform their job duties. Due to the high-risk nature of the environments maritime workers often find themselves in, they can potentially suffer severe, even life-threatening injuries when accidents occur.
We represent maritime workers and their loved ones who have sustained the following devastating injuries:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Severe Burns
- Slip & Fall Injuries
- Crushing Injuries
- Toxic Exposure
- Broken Bones
- Leg Injuries
Maritime Accident & Injury Cases We Handle
Leah Wise Law Firm takes on a wide range of maritime and offshore accident cases, including:
- The Jones Act: Under the Jones Act,a seaman injured on the job has the right to file claims and obtain compensation for the damages resulting from the negligence of a vessel owner, captain or other member of a vessel’s crew, or the unseaworthiness of a vessel.
- The Death on the High Seas Act: The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) applies to the survivors of individuals killed in vessel and aviation accidents on the high seas. Under DOHSA, the surviving family members of seamen who were killed by the negligent acts of an employer, ship owner, or crew member while serving on a U.S. vessel sailing at least three nautical miles off the coast of the U.S and its territories has the right to seek compensation for their loss.
- The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act: This federal law provides protection to workers who have suffered on-the-job injuries while working in support of the maritime industry on the navigable waters of the U.S, or in adjoining areas used in the loading, unloading, repairing, or building of a vessel.
- The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act: While this law provides many of the same benefits as the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, it specifically applies to maritime employees working on the Outer Continental Shelf who are not covered by the Jones Act.
What Is Maritime Law?
The laws that apply to workers in land-based jobs were not adequate for their water-based counterparts. Maritime law was created to outline the specific rights of ocean-based personnel and provide them extra protection as maritime workers.
Maritime law, also called admiralty law, governs activities and incidents that occur on a body of water. Maritime law covers a variety of categories, including legal job duties, marine shipping, cargo damage, stipulations of maritime injury claims, and more.
Maritime law is a complex and specialized field, which is why you should consult with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who can help you understand all of your legal options so you can make informed decisions.
Discuss Your Maritime Injury Case With Our Legal Team Today
At Leah Wise Law Firm, we are equipped with the cutting edge resources and the in-depth knowledge of the law that you need on your side if you or a loved one suffered a serious maritime injury. We handle a wide variety of accidents that occur at sea, including those involving fires, explosions, cruise ships, products liability, wrongful death, and more.
Leah Wise Law Firm has a proven track record in these types of cases and a stellar reputation for standing up for the rights of clients who have sustained serious offshore injuries. If you have been hurt and are looking for someone who can protect your legal rights, then please let our legal professionals put our skills and experience to work to help you pursue maximum compensation.
“I never had to worry about anything because they took care of it!”- Angela M.
“I recommend Leah wise Law Firm to friends and family.”- Dulce T.
“I appreciate the service given by Leah Wise law firm.”- Matthew G.
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