If you work on a merchant ship, are a fisherman, longshoreman, or port worker who has suffered injuries in your workplace around the Gulf of Mexico, you need an attorney with experience in offshore injuries and maritime law. Who understands the unique laws and regulations governing claims for workers’ compensation and injuries resulting from accidents in and around water. At Zehl & Associates, we are experts handling offshore injury cases that are regulated by maritime law. If you’ve been injured on the job, on an oil rig, helicopter, boat, or vessel, contact us to learn more about your rights to recover your injuries.
Our experienced offshore injury attorney represents well drillers, dock and offshore workers, boat owners, fishermen, offshore crane operators, boat workers who perform manual labor, boat drivers, and other employees. Mariners who have suffered injuries at their workplaces to recover compensation for their injuries.
We assist clients with offshore injury cases, including:
- Jones’s Law
- Boating Accidents
- Oil rig accidents
- Accidents involving tank compression
- Diving accidents
- Boat accidents
- Petrochemical accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Electrocution and burns
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
- Responsibility for public and private places
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS
As admiralty and maritime law attorneys, we are experts in identifying the cause of maritime accidents and the responsible parties. We will take all possible steps to pursue your case and return the maximum compensation to you and your family. If you are a marine worker or worked for a negligent boat owner, you may be entitled to compensation for improper maintenance of machinery and equipment.
In addition to handling cases for injuries that occurred on offshore oil rigs, vessels, and other ships, our attorneys have also successfully handled maritime employees who work in canals or rivers. We also handle cases that arose under maritime law based on events in international waters and beyond the Gulf of Mexico.
Our expert attorneys are dedicated to workers’ rights and are prepared to pursue your claim.
The Jones Act
The Jones Act is the federal law for the protection of maritime workers. It is the maritime version of the workers’ compensation law on land, but with important differences.
If you are an injured maritime worker – an employee of a cruise ship, a worker in the oil rig or fishing industry, or an employee on any offshore cargo ship – get assistance from the Experienced Offshore injury attorneys Zehl & Associates.
Our maritime law attorneys regularly work with individuals who have suffered significant injuries and who are fighting to obtain the compensation they deserve under the Jones Act.
Jones Act Maintenance and Cure Provisions
Maintenance and cure claims are important to offshore workers. Our experienced attorneys can explain your maintenance and curation rights in clear language and offer professional and ethical advice on how to proceed to ensure your employers meet your needs and that your rights are protected.
If you are a cruise ship worker or maritime industrial employee who was sent home after an injury and is struggling unsuccessfully to obtain the financial assistance that you are entitled to under the Jones Act, our attorneys can help.