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Nueces County Workplace Injury Lawyers for Those Injured in Maritime Accidents

If you are a maritime worker who was injured in an accident, have sustained career-ending injuries in an offshore accident, or are dealing with any type of claim that falls under admiralty or maritime law, The Edwards Law Firm can offer the counsel you need. We have been representing injured offshore workers and seamen since 1962 and understand the intricacies of the Jones Act and all applicable U.S. maritime laws.

Committed to the honest, ethical advocacy of maritime workers and their families, The Edwards Law Firm is here for you in your time of need. Attorneys William R. Edwards and Billy Edwards are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Billy Edwards is also Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law. Award-winning and recognized by numerous respected institutions for their professionalism and results, our attorneys have the qualifications to help. Contact our Corpus Christi maritime injury attorneys today at 361-320-6752 for a free case review.

Types of Maritime Accidents & Injuries

Maritime work is inherently dangerous, dealing with heavy machinery, unruly seas, harsh weather, and hazardous working conditions that can place even the most experienced or careful worker at risk of injury. When workers are injured, they need a firm to turn to for skilled legal representation, and that is what we provide at The Edwards Law Firm. Our attorneys can help you pursue compensation for medical care, lost wages, and other immediate and long-term losses after a serious accident or the loss of a loved one.

We take on maritime accident and injury cases involving:

  • Seamen injury claims under the Jones Act
  • Accidents on deck
  • Barge accidents
  • Tugboat accidents
  • Jack-up rig accidents and injuries
  • Longshore worker injuries
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Offshore oil rig accidents and injuries
  • Commercial fishing accidents
  • Shipyard, dock, and pier accidents
  • Recreational boating accidents and injuries
  • Fatal maritime accidents

Hazards Faced by Maritime Workers

Maritime work is common in Texas as well as a common source of work injuries and workers' compensation claims. Those in these fields face a variety of hazards on a daily basis. Below, we discuss some of the most common hazards that make maritime work especially risky.

  • Extreme Work Conditions: The temperamental sea comes with storms, and maritime workers are often put in high-risk conditions and cramped, tight quarters.
  • Explosions: Poorly maintained or improperly used equipment can lead to explosions, especially when working with oil or hazardous material.
  • Drownings: All maritime workers, being so close to the water, are at risk of falling overboard and potentially drowning.
  • Falls: Falls from great heights are a hazard for maritime workers; wet and greasy floors or decks can also lead to slip and falls.
  • Suffocation/Toxicity: Working in tight, cramped spaces can lead to potential gas poisoning as well as asbestosis and mesothelioma.
  • Electrocutions: Exposed wires and wet conditions can lead to electrocutions of workers; fires can also start due to improper use of electrical equipment.
  • Blunt Trauma: Moving operations, operating heavy equipment, or lifting hefty loads can cause objects to strike or crush workers.
  • Erratic Time Schedules: Often, workers are on the job for long hours, and they may get inadequate sleep in between shifts, leading to a higher chance of mistakes.

Navigating Complex Admiralty and Maritime Laws

As an injured maritime worker, you may have questions about how to pursue compensation or what benefits you may be entitled to receive. Our Corpus Christi maritime accident lawyers at The Edwards Law Firm can address this important subject for you. The Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act, or other applicable state or federal maritime laws may apply. A product liability lawsuit may be relevant if a defective product was the cause of an injury. We consider every potential source of compensation to maximize your recovery.

For more information and guidance regarding your maritime accident case, contact our office by calling 361-320-6752. We represent injured workers in and around Corpus Christi, Rockport, Port Aransas, and Nueces County.


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