Winning Houston Maritime Lawyers
Why have over 500 offshore workers and their families turned to the Houston Maritime Lawyers at Zehl & Associates after being injured offshore? Because We Win.
In addition to being undefeated at trial, our Houston Maritime Lawyers have repeatedly won record-setting verdicts and settlements throughout Texas, Louisiana and the United States.
In just the past 5 years alone, for example, our Houston Maritime Lawyers have won:
- over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured offshore workers and the families
- the largest settlements and verdicts in the State of Texas, and
- the largest settlements and verdicts in corporate history against our opponents
We’ve able to achieve these results because, unlike at many other law firms, all of our lawyers are trial attorneys who, in addition to being undefeated at trial, will devote whatever resources and time necessary to ensuring that our clients are fully compensated for all their injuries and damages.
Call 1-888-302-3838 for a Free, Confidential Consultation with an Experienced Offshore Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured while working offshore, our Houston Offshore Injury Lawyers will do whatever possible to ensure that you and your family can focus on the future, without having to worry about how to pay for it.
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Houston, Texas, the fourth (4th) largest city in the United States, is a lively, multicultural city located along the Gulf of Mexico. This bustling metropolis is home to the world renowned Texas Medical Center, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and the Port of Houston. The Port of Houston is the largest port in the US for international water commerce and today, Houston finds itself at the center of international trade. Currently there are over 100 steamship lines offering services out of the port, linking Houston with over a 1000 ports in more than 200 countries. The Port of Houston plays host to the world’s largest petrochemical complex as well as a number or private and public industrial facilities. Some of the major tenants at the Port of Houston include Exxon Mobile Chemical, DuPont, Shell Oil Co., AllTrans Port Services, Inc., Volkswagen of America, Richardson Steel Yard, and Center Point Energy.
Business along the Houston Ship Channel alone has generated over 750,000 jobs in the Port of Houston, making the maritime industry one of the largest industries in Texas. Unfortunately, a number of offshore workers are seriously injured every year as a result of the negligence of a fellow crewmember or a dangerous condition on the vessel.
Common Offshore Injuries
Although offshore injuries can be common, they are almost always preventable. The most common causes of serious offshore injuries are:
- Untrained or Poorly-Trained Workers
- Poorly-Maintained Equipment
- Crewmember Failure to Follow Safety Procedures
- Missing Safety Gear
- Careless Operation of Vessel’s Equipment
Whether you’re injured by the negligence of a fellow crewmember or a dangerous condition on an offshore rig or inland barge, the Houston maritime injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that you and your family are fully compensated for your damages and losses.
Injuries that typically result while working offshore include:
- Head Trauma
- Back, Knee and Shoulder Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Sprained or Torn Ligaments
- Loss of Limbs, and
- Spinal Damage
If you or a loved one suffered these or any other injury while working offshore, you may have a claim under the Jones Act and general maritime laws for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Decreased Earning Capacity
- Living Expenses
- Travel Expenses
- Pain and Suffering, and
- Mental Anguish