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Offshore Injury – Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a maritime lawyer?

Maritime law is a law that has been established by the federal government that specifically applies to accidents that happen while at sea.  Because so many companies and vessel owners try to avoid paying injured workers what they deserve, you need a maritime injury attorney well versed in maritime law to protect your rights.

What kind of offshore injuries fall under maritime law?

The Jones Act, which is the law most frequently used in maritime law, establishes rights for those injured or killed on any vessel in active operation, whether it is moving or not, and applies to all seamen, a term that is loosely defined.

If negligence is involved in an offshore injury to an employee that contributes to the vessel’s operation, the Jones Act probably applies, but only an experienced maritime attorney who has reviewed your case can answer with confidence. Call our office today and set up an appointment with one of our skilled maritime lawyers.

How much will it cost me to hire you?

The attorneys at Danziger & De Llano will not charge you anything for our services unless we win your case for you, and when we do win we get paid from the amount that you will receive. You’ll never have to pay us anything out of your pocket.

My boss wants me back at work. Should I go?

All too often the owners and managers of companies that employee offshore workers try to make them return to work before they have recovered completely or received adequate medical treatment. Our offshore injury attorneys can help preserve your rights.

How much is my offshore injury case worth?

It is difficult to tell exactly what the dollar value of a case will be because there are so many determining factors. These include the degree of negligence that was exhibited by your employer, what the condition of the vessel was, how badly you were injured and how much you lost or will lose in wages due to your injury.

Once we have looked at all of the details of your case we will be able to provide you with a better idea of its value, but you can be sure that the offshore injury lawyers at Danziger & De Llano have the experience and skill needed to get you the highest compensation possible under the law. Call us today for more information.