Offshore Accidents

Oil Rig Explosion Injury Attorneys in Friendswood and Galveston

If you have been injured in an offshore accident, you will want to know what your legal rights are. Just like drivers on the roadways, vessel owners and operators have to follow many rules and regulations as defined in maritime law. Under the Jones Act and the circumstances surrounding your case, there may be a great deal that can be done in terms of seeking compensation for your injuries. League City offshore accident lawyer Trey Apffel offers free initial consultations and will ask the necessary questions to determine the veracity of your case.

Maritime Law and the Jones Act — Know Your Rights

Federal maritime law called the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. 688, provides seamen, crewmen and commercial fishing employees, basically any employee working in or around a ship or vessel certain protections and rights. If you are injured or a loved one has died through an act of negligence, this law provides comprehensive coverage for your medical expenses, past and future lost wages and pain and the suffering for you or surviving family members.

Maritime Workplace Accident Law Firm

Texas is an oil-rich state and our location on the Gulf of Mexico means that offshore accidents are all too common. Offshore explosions on oil rigs and drilling platforms are some of the deadliest accidents that can occur at sea. Seamen and workers can suffer burns and other life-threatening injuries. In fact, accidents can and will occur when working on any type of vessel whether it is a commercial fishing boat, shrimp boat, barge, tugboat, cruise ship, tinder or ferry.

Maritime workers are subject to some of the most dangerous and physically demanding jobs in the work force which places them in constant risk for personal injury or death. When oil companies and other maritime employers do not follow international safety standards, do not properly train their employees or provide defective or improperly maintained equipment, accidents will occur causing catastrophic injuries and death of their workers.


Texas attorney Trey Apffel has great respect for people who put their lives on the line every day to support their families, and he will work just as hard to fight for your rights. If you have been injured or your family has experienced a wrongful death, please contact us for a no-obligation, initial consultation to discuss your case.