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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

  • I was beyond pleased with my outcome at Daspit Law Firm and specifically Brandon!

    “I was beyond pleased with my outcome at Daspit Law Firm and specifically Brandon! I couldn't believe how easy he made things! In fact the everyone I dealt with was very helpful and went the extra step! I will definitively refer others!”

    Stephanie S.

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    “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.

  • I can't say enough about the service I received at Daspit Law Firm.

    “I can't say enough about the service I received at Daspit Law Firm. I was referred to them by my brother in law. Best advice I ever received! They exceeded all of my expectations. Extremely impressed with the communication through out the whole process! I highly recommend Daspit Law!”

    Danielle J.

  • The overall experience was great! Brandon did a great job and made me feel like family.

    “The overall experience was great! Brandon did a great job and made me feel like family. It's not something I wanted to have to go through in general but Brandon made it a very easy process! Definitely recommend to others!”

    Michael S.

  • I am so happy my friend referred me to Daspit Law.

    “Had a great first visit and consultation with Robert. He really patient with me and explained everything in detail.”

    Mandy H.