Houston personal injury lawyer Kevin Krist understands the serious risks faced by workers in the dangerous maritime environment. He also knows how serious maritime injuries can be life-changing events that leave hard-working victims and their families feeling helpless and confused.
If you’re in that situation now, there’s no need to go it alone. It’s important to have an experienced, aggressive maritime injury attorney on your side. The right attorney can provide critical advice after your serious accident and help protect your family’s financial security for the years ahead.
Maritime Injury Claims Demand Qualified, Experienced Representation
Whether working in inland waters, at port facilities and shipping channels, on offshore oil platforms, or on ships navigating the high seas, the hazards of the maritime environment mean that workers are almost always at risk of serious injury. Perils facing even the most careful and diligent maritime worker can include, to name just a few:
- Crush injuries, broken bones, and amputations from being struck or snagged by heavy equipment, cables and cargo containers
- Falls from overhead decks, ladders, and tall machinery, including falls on slippery decks and falls overboard
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Burns from high-power machinery and exposed piping, fires, and explosions
- Chemical burns and poisoning from exposure to caustic and toxic materials
- Physical trauma from being tossed during operations in high waves
In most cases, maritime injuries are subject to special laws unique to maritime cases. That means serious maritime injuries demand serious legal representation by an attorney who understands the complexities of maritime law.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious maritime injury, your case could be covered by:
- The Jones Act – The Jones Act provides compensation for a seaman who suffers a personal injury in the course of employment aboard a vessel on navigable waters where the injury was the result of negligence or the vessel’s lack of seaworthiness. Depending on the circumstances, the Jones Act can cover injuries that occur on or around a vessel that’s docked. Jones Act remedies can include lost wages and diminished earning capacity, medical expenses, and pain, suffering and disability.
- Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) – The Death on the High Seas Act provides compensation to a family after the offshore death of a maritime worker. The act applies where the death occurred at least three miles offshore. Beneficiaries under DOHSA can recover for the value of the care, guidance, services and financial contributions that has beneficiaries would have received had he lived.
Contact Houston Maritime Injury Attorney Kevin Krist Today
Maritime injury attorney Kevin Krist can provide a free consultation about your case after you or a loved one has suffered a maritime injury. Whether you’re in Houston, Pasadena, Katy, Baytown, Sugar Land, Conroe, League City, or elsewhere in southeast Texas or along the Texas Gulf Coast, contact Kevin Krist today to discuss your case.
Simply call the Law Office of Kevin Krist at 713-284-1660, or use the firm’s online form. Let Kevin Krist explain how he can put his personal, proven experience to work for you, so you can get the compensation you deserve on your maritime injury claim.