Get Tips About Representation For Offshore Injuries And The Jones Act
As Texas is such an important hub in the maritime industry of America, countless offshore workers are employed in the area, and this is an essential part of the U.S. economy. Workers flock to the Gulf Coast Region where they are employed on offshore rigs, many of which are part of our flourishing oil industry. However, with such a high influx of workers working in oftentimes dangerous conditions, accidents are unfortunately commonplace.
Many of these accidents result in fatalities or serious injuries which are often as a result of unsafe working conditions or faulty equipment. Maritime injuries, even minor ones can cause considerable disruption to the victim’s life in the form of financial difficulties resulting from medical bills and loss of wages. This in turn leads to other pressures such as emotional trauma and family strife. With these kinds of consequences, it is imperative that an offshore injury claim be made to protect your rights.
Gomez Law Firm, headed by Jorge L. Gomez who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has over 15 years in the offshore injury field and can offer you the experienced and knowledgeable representation your legal case deserves.
Most Common Off-Shore Accidents
What Is A Tireless and Diligent Representation?
Gomez Law Firm does not just utilize our 15 years of experience in dealing with offshore injury cases. We are also armed with a passionate approach to obtaining the right results for clients who might otherwise receive an unfair compensation. Although the law is there to ensure that all victims injured through the negligence of others receive compensation to cover all costs and damages including mental stress, the sad truth is that many insurance companies will avoid payment if possible. At Gomez Law Firm, we are fully aware of this and have contributed to thousands of clients’ causes to ensure they receive a fair compensation. We offer our dedicated legal advocacy to the following maritime workers:
• Harbor employees
• Oil industry workers
• Offshore workers
However your injuries occurred, bring your case to our skilled Houston offshore injury lawyer and we will waste no time in gathering all the necessary evidence with which to fight for your rights.
Get Familiar With A List Of Common Causes of Offshore Injuries
We understand just how difficult and dangerous your job as an offshore worker is and that any injury you sustain may be a great disruption to your life. We are also aware that many of the accidents that occur on offshore oil-rigs are caused by defective equipment and unsuitable working conditions. Some of the most common causes of oil-rig accidents are caused by:
• Gas leaks
• Structural damage to the oil rig
• Unsafe weather conditions
• Safety features which are improperly installed
• Defective rigs and other equipment or machinery
Under the Jones Act, seamen are in a good position to file a claim for compensation. This law is more favorable to maritime workers than most other laws are to other workers.
Our Experienced and Knowledgeable Attorneys Will Handle It The Right Way
Houston offshore injury attorney Jorge L. Gomez of Gomez Law Firm has litigated thousands of offshore injury cases and has over 70 jury trials and arbitration hearings under his belt. As well as that, he has also argued before the Texas Supreme Court. This wealth of experience and knowledge can ensure that you or a colleague of yours receives the compensation you rightly deserve. With extensive knowledge of the Jones Act and other maritime regulations, you can be sure we are the right firm to represent you and your claim.
Whether your employer did not provide safe working conditions, forced you to work in dangerous conditions on an unseaworthy vessel or failed to provide an adequate level of medical treatment, our legal team will uncover the evidence and get you the compensation you deserve.
Gomez Law Firm Is Poised To Protect Your Rights
As an offshore worker the best chance you have of understanding your rights, is to hire the professional guidance and experience of Houston offshore injury attorneys well-versed in maritime law. If you or someone you know has suffered as a result of injuries suffered on an offshore rig or similar, you need the right kind of legal representation. Gomez Law Firm deals with Houston offshore injury cases throughout Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. This gives us extensive knowledge of laws and regulations covering offshore injury and means we act quickly and purposefully when pursuing a fair compensation for our clients.
Call us today to arrange for a free consultation and we will provide you with your legal options. Contact Gomez Law Firm at (713) 868 5528 to begin protecting your legal rights.