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Maritime & Offshore Injuries

San Antonio Maritime Law & Offshore Injury Lawyer

Protect Your Rights with Our Dedicated Firm

If a person is injured or loses someone they love in an accident, they can typically file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against whoever caused the accident. Under Texas' no-fault workers' compensation system, a worker can file a claim with their employer's insurance whenever they are injured in the workplace. But what are your options if you lost a loved one or were injured in an offshore accident? According to maritime law (also called admiralty law) you still have the legal right to file a claim for compensation.

At The Daspit Law Firm, our San Antonio personal injury attorneys are committed to defending the rights of offshore workers and their families. We are dedicated to your recovery, and you won't pay us until we win your case. Don't hesitate to contact our experienced firm for your free consultation.

Maritime Workers' Options Under Admiralty Law

Whether an offshore accident took place in a shipyard, in port, or in international waters, maritime law covers the legal duties and rights involved. Under these laws, you can assert your right to financial compensation for an accident that occurred on a ship, drilling platform, tanker, rig, or anywhere else offshore.

Some of the most pertinent statutes of maritime law include:

  • The Jones Act
  • Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA_

According to the Jones Act (46 U.S.C. § 30104), seamen can file a lawsuit against an employer if the employer or a crewmember's negligence caused an injury, or if the harm was due to the vessel's unseaworthiness. If a seaman dies in international waters, their spouse, parent, or dependent relative can sue the ship owner if negligence occurred or if the vessel was unseaworthy. This is according to the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) found in 46 U.S.C. §§ 761-768.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) functions like the no-fault workers' compensation laws in Texas, expanding on the Jones Act by providing the right to compensation for medical costs and loss of income. This means that even if a worker is at fault for his or her own accident, they still could be owed compensation. You can find this act in 33 U.S.C. §§ 901-950.

Call a San Antonio Maritime Injury Lawyer Today

At The Daspit Law Firm, we represent cargo ship workers, commercial divers, seafarers, and many other maritime workers and their loved ones. Our San Antonio offshore injury attorneys have the experience and proven advocacy to help you pursue justice and maximum compensation.

If you or a loved one were in an offshore accident, we are ready to travel to your home or hospital free of charge to discuss your legal options. Call our firm today to set up your free case consultation.

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  • Such a great experience from start to finish.

    “Such a great experience from start to finish. From the moment I called to the first visit everyone was extremely cordial and went out of their way to accommodate my needs. We went through everything step by step and they made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. very pleased with the settlement!”

    Julian S.

  • Thank you so much Daspit!!

    “Thank you so much Daspit!! You made the accident that I was in not so traumatizing. When I was hit by a person who was not from Houston and did not know downtown well he at first was sorry and admitted it was his fault until the cops showed up. From that point on I was in a panic until I entered your office and you guided me through.I recommend Daspit to anyone who wants to be treated with compassion and needs true guidance through the law.”

    Erica G.

  • What a great experience at Daspit Law Firm!

    “What a great experience at Daspit Law Firm! While on vacation a few months ago I had the misfortune of being hit from behind while driving back from Austin. I had several back and neck problems caused by the accident. After the insurance company of the driver did not cover my expenses only weeks after the accident I then called Daspit Law Firm. Best decision I ever made! They not only got all of my medical visits taken care of, but I also received extra for my time lost from my job! I will definitely recommend the team at the Daspit Law Firm.”

    Cara M.

  • Excellent experience at Daspit Law Firm with Derek Fadner.

    “Excellent experience at Daspit Law Firm with Derek Fadner. He was really good at explaining everything and putting it into perspective and execution was flawless. The outcome was more than I could have imagined. I will be referring anyone that has personal injury needs!”

    Michael S.

  • Referred my buddy and his wife their after he was injured on the job during a work function.

    “Referred my buddy and his wife their after he was injured on the job during a work function. My buddy raved about the service he received and the settlement he received! I will continue to refer my friends.”

    Ronald D.