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A plethora of different accidents and injuries can happen offshore. This can depend on what type of work occurred during the offshore accident. The cause of the accident can also impact which legal remedies will be available to you.
Many Tyler offshore claims can include:
These are also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. The Jones Act allows offshore workers to file claims for injuries that were inflicted due to “unseaworthy” vessels. Jones Act claims are different from worker’s compensation claims since this claim is filed against an employer.
Compensation from Jones Act claims can include medical bills, lost wages, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
You can file DOSHA claims in the event of a fatal offshore accident. DOSHA claims can be filed by spouses or children when their loved one died in international waters due to negligence or an unseaworthy vessel.
Survivors can file DOSHA claims for offshore work-related deaths as well as fatalities linked to recreational activities.
When offshore accidents occur due to defective products or the impairment of a boat operator, victims may be eligible to file personal injury claims against the negligent parties.
You should note that negligence may occur in many forms that can make an offshore injury claim eligible for a personal injury claim. A highly skilled Tyler offshore injury lawyer is best suited to help you determine which claims are most appropriate for your case.
If a company fires, demotes or blacklists an employee for filing an injury claim, they may be breaking the law. Subsequently, you may have another legal claim against the company responsible for retaliating against you.
It’s essential to know your rights when filing an injury claim. Many employers are law-abiding and will not risk illegally punishing workers who file injury claims. Of course, some unscrupulous employers may retaliate. It’s vital that you work with a lawyer who can help to defend your rights during your offshore injury claim process.
When you think you have an offshore injury case, it’s essential to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Waiting too long can have significant consequences, like not being compensated in a timely fashion or losing the right to file a claim altogether. The sooner you file a case, the sooner you will receive compensation.
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers make it easy for offshore accident victims. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and helpful advice for anyone who needs it.
When more serious injuries and permanent losses are involved, the calculations for compensation can become quite challenging. Your Tyler offshore injury lawyer will calculate your financial damages based on past and future losses. Future economic earnings and non-economic damages are also taken into account.