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Houston Maritime Injury Lawyer

Maritime accident lawyer Houston Texas

How Maritime Affects Our City, State and Country

Texas ports handle about 565 million tons of cargo. The Port of Houston, Port of Texas City, and Port of Galveston all play dire roles in the economy of both our state and our nation. This is true not only because of the imports and exports that come through it, but because of the millions of jobs that they provide to people.

When an injury occurs on the job, our firm helps.


Common Offshore Injuries

The list of injuries seamen and other maritime workers sustain is long. However, the following make up the most serious injuries sustained while working at sea:

  • Crushed finger, arm, leg or foot
  • Deep cut or laceration
  • Broken finger, hand, arm, leg, foot or back
  • Drowning or near drowning
  • Torn muscles or ligaments
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Injured back and/or neck, including herniated discs and strains

These injuries can end the career of a sailor, seaman, or any other maritime worker. Due to the physical demands of working at sea, severe injuries to the hands, arms, legs or back can be catastrophic. When you are unable to work, you and your family may suffer even more financially.

If you have been injured, you do not have to wait for your insurance company to settle your claim or for your employer to give you the compensation you deserve. You need a team of professionals to fight for your rights and get you what you need.


We Have a Maritime Injury Lawyer For You

If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a maritime accident or offshore injury, Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris knows it is extremely important that you get legal advice. Working on and around boats and rigs comes with inherent risks. However, it is the responsibility of your employer to minimize these risks.