Experienced Virginia Maritime Lawyers
Our Virginia Maritime Lawyers have successfully recovered over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients in the past 5 years alone.
If you were injured while working offshore, it’s essential that you talk to a maritime lawyer who has the experience and resources necessary to ensure that you’re fully compensated for your injuries and damages.
In just the past 5 years alone, Zehl & Associates has successfully represented over 500 injured offshore workers against some of the largest maritime and oil and gas companies in the world, including Transocean, BP, and Diamond Offshore.
We were also one of the few firms retained to represent workers injured in 5 of the nation’s largest workplace disasters in the past 10 years, including the International Paper Explosion, the Imperial Sugar Refinery Explosion, the BP Texas City Explosion, and the BP/Transocean Deepwater Horizon Explosion.
Commonwealth of Virginia, Port of Virginia Birthplace
The Commonwealth of Virginia, located along the East Atlantic Coast, has a rich and vibrant maritime history and is the birthplace of America’s first port. Today, the historic Port of Virginia remains at the forefront of international commerce and is one of the busiest ports along the Atlantic coast. Strategically located along the Chesapeake Bay, the Port of Virginia offers the convenience of direct access to railways, roadways, and airways reaching throughout the continental US. Major tenants taking advantage of the ports valuable location are CMA-CGM, Nissan Motor Company, and Zim-American Israeli Navigation Co. While the port’s convenient location is an appealing factor for many of the world’s top maritime companies, another attractive feature are the skilled and hardworking Virginians who make up the Port of Virginia’s workforce. Without the hard work and dedication of thousands of maritime workers, the Port of Virginia would cease to be a leader in international waterborne commerce.
Increase in Virginia Maritime Worker Injuries
With the continued growth and success of the Port of Virginia, there has also been an unfortunate increase in the number of injuries sustained by Virginia’s maritime workers. Every seaman has a right to work in a reasonably safe environment. Regrettably, this does not always happen. Long hours, fatigue, dangerous equipment, and hazardous materials are all factors that can cause serious injury or even death in the blink of an eye.
Contact Virginia Maritime Lawyers for a Free Case Consult at 1-888-302-3838 or by Clicking Here
As an injured seaman, it is imperative that you know your rights and that you start protecting yourself as quickly after an accident as possible.
Our dedicated trial attorneys are prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure you get maximum compensation under the law. This may include recovery for your lost wages, medical expenses, decreased earning capacity and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one were injured while working offshore, contact the Virginia maritime lawyers at Zehl & Associates for a free, confidential consultation at 1-888-302-3838 or by clicking here.