Galveston Longshoreman Accident Lawyers
Working in and around a shipping channel or a seagoing vessel of any type in the maritime commerce trade has inherent risks and hazards. Working as a seaman can be rewarding in many ways, however, if you have suffered an injury through the negligent actions of your employer or co-workers it can be extremely difficult to reach out and seek help. League City seaman injury lawyer Trey Apffel understands what is at stake, and it's not just your pride. You deserve all the necessary care and compensation for your injuries available to you under the law.
Aggressive Representation — The Just Compensation You Deserve
If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death, justice is only a small part of the overall goal of your case. The damages caused by a wrongful death can be difficult to comprehend when you are under extreme emotional distress during the sudden loss of a loved one. In some cases, an insurance company will offer a quick settlement in hopes you don't contact a lawyer, that is why you should.
Maritime Law and the Jones Act - Know Your Rights
Normal workers' compensation laws are not applicable to maritime workers who are injured while working on oil rigs and platforms, tugboats and other ships and vessels in the U.S. coastal and inland waterways, docks or marine terminals. These workers must file for relief under the Jones Act, sometimes called the Merchant Seaman Protection and Relief Act. Under this act longshoreman, seaman and other maritime workers have protections and benefits that cover medical expenses, past and future lost wages and other expenses related to an injury received on the job.
Depending on the severity of the injury and whether it was caused by the negligent or reckless act of an employer or a co-worker, maritime workers also have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries. The Apffel Law Firm is headed by Texas attorney Trey Apffel who represents the hardworking men and women on marine vessels and land-based facilities throughout the Galveston area.
Contact the APFFEL LAW FIRM
If you or a loved one has been injured through the negligence or malfeasance of another, you deserve compensation for lost wages, medical costs as well as future rehabilitation expenses. Our team of expert investigators and medical professionals will thoroughly examine your case and provide the highest quality of legal representation available in Galveston County.
Contact us to schedule a no-obligation, initial consultation to discuss your case.