Houston Offshore Hernia Injury Lawyer
A hernia is an injury in which part of an internal organ is protruding or poking through the wall of the body cavity that is supposed to contain it. This type of injury is common among offshore workers and often results from lifting or moving objects that are too heavy.
Hernias come in many types including:
- Inguinal Hernia – One of the most common types of hernias in which the intestines or other organs protrude through the abdominal wall and into the inguinal canal.
- Femoral Hernia – This type of hernia results when an abdominal organ passes through the abdominal wall just below the inguinal ligament.
- Incisional Hernia – This type of hernia generally results from a surgical wound that has not completely healed.
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Unfortunately, offshore hernia injuries are a fact of life when working at sea. Even so, laws exist that provide protection for offshore workers in the wake of an on-the-job injury. If you or someone you know recently suffered a serious herniation while working offshore, contact the experienced Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation: 1-888-302-3838. Call today to speak with a maritime attorney regarding your rights under laws like the Jones Act, the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and General Maritime Law.
The Jones Act attorneys at Zehl & Associates have recovered Billions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients since 2012 alone. If you need serious help following a serious offshore accident, call 1-888-302-3838 today. Zehl & Associates has the knowledge and experience necessary to take on the largest maritime employers in the world and win. It’s time you put our winning team to work for you.