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Houston Maritime Lawyers

Maritime claims are claims that arise from a person who works on a cargo ship, boat, offshore on
oil platforms, along docks or other sea vessels. The law governs all matters that involve ships,
shipping, insurance claims and civil matters that occur on open water. This law is applied when
a worker is injured at sea. Since this law is different from personal injury and worker’s
compensation laws that apply to land-based accidents, it is very important to reach out to a
maritime attorney if you or a loved one have been injured at sea. Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer &
Harris, L.L.P. are your go to maritime attorneys.

Filing a Maritime Claim

The statute of limitation limits the amount of time a worker can file a claim. After that time has
passed the worker forfeits their rights to file a claim because offshore injuries fall under different
Federal and State laws. Don’t overlook your injuries and let this happen to you. Our attorneys
have years of experience and knowledge of the maritime law. We understand that workers can
become victims in this type of accident at any time. That’s why we are conveniently open 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Do not wait any longer. Give us a call today for a free consultation.


Our attorneys here at SMSH are dedicated to help victims get every penny they deserve after an
accident. Depending on your employment status, you may have different avenues to file claims
under including, the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbormen’s Act. SMSH can help you
gather evidence to build your case, explain legal terminology, answer questions, help you file the
right claim and recover damages that you suffered after your accident. A settlement can assist
you with medical bills, loss wages and pain and suffering.