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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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  • We Get to Know Clients on a Personal Level
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    “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.

  • Jeff has done amazing and been in constant communication. Highly recommend!

    “I was uneasy about even talking to a lawyer because I don't trust them but after visiting the Daspit Law firm for a consultation I have changed my mind.”

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    “Mr Grinsfelder at Daspit Law firm took good care of me. I had a bad accident while on my job and was worried how I would take care of my family but he fixed everything. I am very happy I called Daspit Law and worked with Mr Grinsfelder. God bless you!”

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

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