Maritime workers perform high-risk jobs. When their employer’s facilities fall below safety standards, severe injuries or even death may occur. In addition, maritime workers are exposed to increased risks for occupational hazards.
The Houston maritime lawyers at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris have spent decades helping these individuals get the compensation they deserve for injuries sustained on the job. If you have sustained injury in an accident at sea, on board a ship, oil rig, or otherwise over water, it would be best if you speak with a reputable and experienced Houston maritime lawyer immediately.
With specific knowledge and training, the maritime attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris can help injured maritime workers pursue claims for compensation and other damages. We understand how maritime injuries can significantly affect the lives of workers and their families and have a proven record of success in aggressively pursuing all legal options for our clients.
Time Is of the Essence
Maritime laws provide for a limited period within which to file claims for compensation arising from injuries or death at sea. Thus, it is important to act fast. If you’re considering legal action, act quickly and arrange an appointment with one of our Houston maritime lawyers who can represent you in these maritime lawsuits.
At Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, our experienced attorneys will represent you in disputes involving maritime accidents, which may include the following:
* Accidents falling under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
* Accidents occurring in a ship, cargo ship, or related vessel
* Barge or boat accidents
* Diving-related injuries
* Injuries sustained on account of the unseaworthiness of a vessel in navigable waters
* Maintenance and cure concerns
* Oil rig, jack-up rig, or similar offshore drilling accidents
This list is by no means comprehensive. If you have been injured in your maritime-related work, contact the Houston maritime lawyers at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris to learn more about your legal options. For more information and to schedule a FREE consultation, call us today at (713) 524-3500.