To speak with an experienced
personal injury attorney at Scott M. Brown & Associates, call us at 979-849-8526. We have offices in Angleton, Pearland, Houston. We represent fishermen, workers at offshore oil rigs, seamen and recreational boaters.
If You Were Injured On The Job
In an ordinary workers’ compensation claim, you generally cannot sue your employer, even if your employer was negligent. This is not true if you work on a vessel.
If you are injured working on a vessel on navigable waters, you are covered by a
special law known as the Jones Act. This law places special responsibilities on employers to provide a safe working environment on vessels. Vessels include boats of all sizes and certain types of movable oil rig platforms.
The Jones Act allows you to recover full compensation for everything you have lost in an accident, including full wage replacement, and damages for pain and suffering. However, you must prove that your employer was negligent. Our lawyers can collect and preserve the evidence we need to prove your case and maximize your recovery.
If You Were Injured While Boating
Proving negligence in a boating accident can be more difficult than in an accident that occurs on land. As soon as you contact our attorneys, we will take steps to gather evidence such as witness statements and damage to boats.
Boat accidents are often caused by negligence such as inexperienced operators, excessive speed, boating while intoxicated, failure to yield, equipment failure and boating during low visibility conditions. After reviewing the evidence, our lawyers will build the strongest possible case of negligence against the person who caused your injury.
Contact An Offshore Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico or any navigable waterways in Texas,
contact our Houston attorneys at 979-849-8526.