While accidents can occur in work environments known for their risks, hardworking employees are often seriously injured due to negligence. At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., we represent individuals who work offshore and on railroad lines. When profits are put above safety, those employees can suffer serious injuries or death.
Federal regulations protect offshore and railroad employees when negligence results in a career- or life-ending accident, including:
The Jones Act and Federal Maritime Law: These laws cover most Maritime accidents occurring in the ocean, sea, or other waterways. They provide protection to members of a ship or a vessel crew, applying to inland river workers and offshore workers on various types of rigs, boats and ships.
Death on the High Seas Act (DOTHSA) — This act covers any death occurring beyond three nautical miles from the shore of any state. DOTHSA actions are pursued on behalf of or for the benefit of spouses, children, parents or other financially dependent relatives.
Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) — The federal law protects and compensates for railroad injuries that occur on the job.
During difficult times, put yourself in the hands of experienced lawyers, focused on fighting for your rights. Contact us at our Corpus Christi office at 361-693-5593 or our McAllen office at 956-622-4200.
Rio Grande Valley Accident Lawyers Helping the Injured
The attorneys at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. have been helping the injured for almost two decades with personal injury claims. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the above-listed federal laws. They take on the complexities of cases involving injured or killed offshore workers.
From identifying grease on the floor of a ship that caused a serious fall to proving that a ship is unseaworthy, we team up with industry experts to build a fact-based case. We hold offshore companies liable for allowing dangerous settings that put their employees' safety and lives at risk.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced South Texas lawyer regarding a Jones Act statute/maritime law, DOTHSA or FELA claim, please contact us first!