Offshore Injury Lawyers Jones Act & Maritime Attorneys

Have you been injured in a maritime accident? Our Texas maritime accident lawyers can help you gain compensation for your injuries. Let the knowledge and experience of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. assist you in your time of need.

For comprehensive legal representation from a Texas maritime accident lawyer, contact Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C.

If You or a Family Member Was Injured on a Boat or While Working in the Gulf of Mexico — Trust the Personal Injury Trial Attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates. If you were injured on a cruise ship, contact cruise ship injury trial attorneys as soon as you return home.

Michael P. Fleming, former Harris County Attorney, is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization . Martindale – Hubbell has also honored this Houston injury law firm with their highest (AV) rating. Let them put their legal knowledge and expertise to work in your maritime injury claim. Call us at 713-221-6800.

In addition to being board certified as a specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law and well-known as the former Harris County Attorney, Michael P. Fleming has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for many years. His Houston law firm is AV rated by Martindale – Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been featured in H-Texas Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Houston issue which features the best Houston lawyers and law firms. He is also one of the small percentage of attorneys in the entire country to have had the privilege of arguing and winning a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Fleming is also licensed as a Solicitor by the Law Society of Ireland and can assist with any personal injury or business matters in Ireland through his affiliated Solicitor firm in Dublin, Ireland.

If you have a serious personal injury, wrongful death or litigation matter in Houston, Austin or anywhere else in Texas, contact an attorney with the qualifications, experience and reputation you can trust. Michael P. Fleming is a personal injury lawyer with the qualifications and experience you deserve.


The Jones Act Provides Compensation for Injured Seamen and Maritime Workers

The Jones Act was specifically created to protect the rights of seamen and maritime workers. The Jones Act allows maritime workers the right to ” maintenance and cure” if they are injured on a seagoing ship, barge, boat, or vessel. “Maintenance” refers to compensation for wage loss if you cannot work because of an injury. “Cure” refers to medical treatment for an injury.

Seamen and other maritime workers may be able to claim additional compensation if they can prove their injuries resulted from negligence or because the boat or ship was not seaworthy. Liability does not have to be assigned to the owner of the vessel, but rather the person responsible for the negligent act.

If you work anywhere in or near the water, you may be covered by The Jones Act. The following may be entitled to benefits under The Jones Act or other maritime laws, if they are injured in the course of their employment:

  • Barge workers
  • Commercial divers
  • Construction workers
  • Ferry boat workers
  • Fishermen
  • Longshoremen
  • Oil platform workers
  • Workers on offshore drilling rigs
  • Repair and maintenance workers
  • Tug boat workers
  • Shrimp boats

Contact a Texas Maritime Accident Lawyer As Soon As Possible

Our Houston maritime accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your right to proper compensation if you were injured at sea. A statute of limitations may apply is some instances, so it important to act promptly.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to an unfortunate incident on a ship, boat, barge or other seagoing vessel, contact us today. We help seamen who have been injured in the Houston area, Galveston area and anywhere in Texas or the Gulf of Mexico. Our Houston Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers are ready to hear from you right now. If you or your business has been damaged by recent oil spill disasters, call us today to discuss potential claims.