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Texas Maritime Accident Attorneys
The coast of southeast Texas is home to many maritime industries. International shipping, the oil and gas industry, and the Houston Ship Channel provide many jobs to residents throughout Southeast Texas. Maritime work, whether on a dock or on an oil and gas drilling rig, is dangerous, despite laws requiring owners and employers to maintain safe workplaces. The safety of workers often depends on the ability of another worker to do his or job properly or to communicate effectively. Equipment must be perfectly maintained at all times. When training of workers is poor or maintenance faulty, serious maritime accidents happen.
The Jones Act Provides Compensation for Workers Injured in Offshore Accidents
Maritime workers who are injured or killed on the job are covered by the federal Jones Act, which promises payment to injured workers or the families of those who have died on the job. At Waldman Smallwood, P.C., our lawyers help maritime workers who have been injured on the job obtain compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a maritime accident, contact our Beaumont office to learn about your rights under the Jones Act.
Payment Available for Offshore Accident Injuries
Our attorneys associate with experienced Jones Act lawyers and other specialists to provide the best possible representation for clients injured in maritime accidents. When we file a Jones Act claim on behalf of our clients, we are seeking compensation for economic losses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other consequences of a serious injury. If you have been injured in a maritime accident, contact an attorney to learn about your rights. Call the Southeast Texas law firm, Waldman Smallwood, P.C., at 409-833-9151 to schedule a free initial consultation. Learn how we can guide you through the legal process.