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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.

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
  • Our Firm Offers Free and Confidential Case Reviews
  • We're Available 24/7, At Night and On Weekends

What Our
Clients Are Saying

  • 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.

  • Life saver!

    “I had a horrible accident on the job last year and hired another attorney in town to help me get through all the medical bills and lost income.”

    Sampson R.

  • I will definitely refer Daspit Law Firm to my friends and family. Thank you!

    “I hired Daspit Law firm last year to help me receive financial aid for my long term recovery after a serious auto accident I was involved in. They far exceed all my expectations with the settlement I received. I will definitely refer Daspit Law Firm to my friends and family. Thank you!”

    Ellie J.

  • 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.

  • 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.