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Maritime & Offshore Injury Lawyer in Dallas

What are maritime laws?

The Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), are maritime laws that make it possible for workers injured on offshore vessels to seek compensation if they are injured in an accident. When an individual is injured in an offshore accident in the Gulf of Mexico, where Texas laws don't apply, it is important to know that there are still coverages enacted on your behalf.

The maritime law-related acts are explained:

  • The Jones Act - This allows injured seamen to file a claim against employers for financial compensation. In order to be successful, negligence of an employer or crewmember must be proven. It can also be shown that the accident was caused by the vessel's unseaworthiness.
  • Death on the High Seas Act - This allows a family to take legal action against the vessel's owner if a loved one was killed in international waters. Negligence must be proven in order to be successful.
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act - This works similar to workers' compensation of most states. A no-fault system is in place and the employer's workers' compensation insurance provider is responsible for paying out compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.

Why trust in The Daspit Law Firm?

When an individual is hurt in Dallas, the laws pertaining to the situation are usually pretty straightforward regarding how to take legal action and against whom. Maritime laws are a bit more complex and having a Dallas personal injury attorney on your side can help make things a bit simpler. At The Daspit Law Firm, we are well aware of the laws pertaining to offshore injuries and we can represent you or your family as you seek compensation for injury-related damages.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an offshore injury, call our firm. We are available 24/7 to help you and we will take a look at the circumstances detailing the accident that caused you or your loved one harm. When you schedule your free case review, we will explain the full scope of maritime laws and how they relate to your situation. Our team will then advise you on how to move forward with a lawsuit should you choose to take legal action.

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All too often, accident victims are steamrolled by insurance companies determined to minimize or deny their claims. Don't let this happen to you. Hire us to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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