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Maritime & Offshore Injuries

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.

Just a Few Reasons to
Choose The Daspit Law Firm

  • We Get to Know Clients on a Personal Level
  • There Are No Legal Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Make Home and Hospital Visits for Clients
  • We Offer Free and Confidential Case Reviews
  • We're Available 24/7, At Night and On Weekends

What Our
Clients Are Saying

  • Look no further if you need a lawyer!!!

    “My daughters and I were hit from behind from a major grocery store's truck. The man admitted he was on the phone, and then tried to lie.”

    Claudine P.

  • Top notch service! Never thought I would need a lawyer or did I want to deal with one.

    “Top notch service! Never thought I would need a lawyer or did I want to deal with one. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the service I received and the outcome was even better. Brandon was straight forward, helpful and successful! Thanks for all of your hard work!”

    Bryce H.

  • Had a great first visit and consultation with Robert.

    “Had a great first visit and consultation with Robert. He really patient with me and explained everything in detail. I have been really worried about my situation but Robert made me feel at ease and much better overall. I am so happy my friend referred me to Daspit Law.”

    Mandy H.

  • What a great experience with the team at Daspit Law firm!

    “What a great experience with the team at Daspit Law firm! From the moment I walked in I received first class treatment. Not only did Brandon get me more than I thought possible but we didn't even go to court. Also got to meet John Daspit himself who made me feel right at home. They both get 5 stars for sure!”

    Janet P.

  • Its no surprise with this team we won my case! Thank you so much! xoxo

    “I just can't believe how amazing my experience with Daspit Law and Jeff was. Jeff was really hands on and really made me feel special. Not only was Jeff amazing but the pretty young lady Maria came and picked me up when ever I needed to come into the office. Its no surprise with this team we won my case! Thank you so much! xoxo”

    Veronica S.