Houston Offshore & Maritime Injury Attorneys
Were You Injured In An Offshore or Maritime Accident?
The maritime industry is an essential employment source in Houston and throughout the state of Texas.
Houston ranks second in the country for its contribution to the maritime industry, and when Texas residents work on docks and piers, and offshore on oil rigs, refinery stations, and other important maritime positions that are inherently dangerous, they can be injured or even killed when negligence is a factor.
Our Harris County maritime and offshore attorneys are well-versed in all laws that protect workers in case of an injury or the loss of their loved ones, including the Jones Act — part of the Merchant Marine Act — which protects American workers who are injured at sea.
While not all maritime employees qualify for compensation under the Jones Act, our maritime accident lawyers in Houston will review the circumstances of your injuries and pursue the best source of compensation for your unique case.
Our skilled legal staff offers services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin because we believe in inclusion, fairness, and justice. It is only possible to successfully represent the people in our communities when we can successfully represent all people.
Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to all Lone Star State residents.
What are the Most Common Causes of Maritime and Offshore Injuries in Texas?
In total, 5.4 million jobs are generated from economic activity dependent on our Texas ports, including the five of the state’s ports that are ranked in the top 20 U.S. ports by total tonnage, including Port Houston, Port of Corpus Christi, Port of Beaumont, Port of Texas City, and Port of Port Arthur.
Whether your job involves working on docks, ports, or cargo ships, many things can go wrong when negligence is a factor.
The most common types of accidents that lead to maritime injuries in Texas can include, but are not limited to:
- Boating accidents
- Collisions at sea
- Crane accidents
- Dock and pier accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Exposure to harmful or toxic chemicals
- Failing to detect and repair equipment
- Failing to keep workers safe during adverse weather conditions
- Falling overboard
- Fishing injuries
- Inadequate training
- Injuries in enclosed spaces
- Mooring operations
- Moving, swinging, and falling objects
- Overworked maritime employees
- Shipyard accidents
- Slips, trips, and fall accidents
- Wrongful death
Since 2003, we have dedicated our practice to producing real results for real people whose lives have been impacted by negligence in the maritime and offshore industries, providing the critical legal resources our fellow Texans need to pursue results inside and outside the courtroom.
Collectively, our skilled Houston personal injury attorneys have spent more than three decades working on both sides of the courtroom, gaining unparalleled experience of the inner workings of some of the world’s largest insurance companies, and transforming that knowledge into wins for our clients.
Our expert legal team has proven over thousands of personal injury cases, through the millions of dollars recovered for our clients, that personal attention matters. Allow us to show you how we can put our customized legal approach to pursuing results to work for you and your family.
At Hollingsworth Law Firm, Our Houston Personal Injury Attorney Also Focuses on the Following Practice Areas:
- Airplane Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Industrial Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Oil Rig Explosions
- Pedestrian Accident
- Plant & Refinery Accidents
- Product Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck & 18 Wheeler Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Baytown Refinery Accident
What Type of Financial Recovery Can I Pursue During a Texas Personal Injury Claim?
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our maritime and offshore accident attorneys know that when negligence is a factor in these industries, catastrophic injuries often result.
Our bilingual staff is here to listen to your story and learn all the ways negligence and your injuries have impacted your day-to-day activities and overall quality of life, so we can build a case that successfully represents your complete recovery needs.
That may include pursuing financial compensation for your complete recovery needs for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of past and future wages
- Loss of wage-earning capacity
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future mental anguish
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Permanent injuries
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, we are dedicated to pursuing actual results for our clients.
That means everyone who calls our offices for help will speak directly with a personal injury attorney, so they understand their legal rights and options right away.
We will fight for each form of financial recovery you deserve through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company or prepare your case with precision for trial. When you are ready to contact an accomplished personal injury law firm in Houston, we are ready to hear your story.
Tell us how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your Texas personal injury claim.
Contact Our Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys in Houston, Texas Today
If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life to negligence, contact our dedicated Houston personal injury lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.
Frequently Asked Questions for Our Maritime and Offshore Accident and Injury Attorneys in Houston, Texas
Who is Responsible for Maritime Accidents & Injuries in Texas?
Most maritime accident and injury cases are not as straightforward as they may seem. Liability can only be determined after our skilled personal injury lawyers understand your position — whether you are a civilian, contractor, or maritime worker — and how the accident occurred, which could be on board a cruise ship or while working on an offshore oilfield.
Each detail of your case is unique, including how your injuries have impacted your daily activities, ability to work, and overall quality of life. Call us to learn more about your legal rights and options, so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your case today.
What if My Maritime Position is Not Protected By The Jones Act?
Texas is the national leader in both crude oil and natural gas production, which places many workers in dangerous positions in the maritime industry. However, not all these positions are technically at sea, which means they are not covered by the Jones Act. Our skilled personal injury attorneys in Houston will examine each aspect of your case with the experience and knowledge necessary to pursue results from the liable party who caused your injuries — even if you were on land when the accident occurred.
Will My Maritime Accident and Injury Case Go to Trial?
While an estimated 96% of all personal injury cases end in a settlement outside of the courtroom, our law firm founder, Steve Hollingworth, has been the lead attorney in over 50 jury trials as lead counsel in over a dozen different Texas counties. Should your case go to trial, we will be ready to aggressively pursue the positive outcome you deserve in front of a judge and/or jury.
The insurance company will value a case more if they know the firm is willing to go to trial. At the Hollingworth Law Firm, we are more than willing — we remain trial ready.