National Leaders in Maritime Law
Over $750 Million Recovered for Injured Offshore Workers and their Families
In the past 5 years alone, our Maritime Lawyers have won over $750 Million for injured offshore workers and their families, consistently recovered the largest verdicts and settlements from the biggest oil and gas companies in the world, and set records in both state and federal courts across the United States.
We’ve been able to achieve these unprecedented results because:
1. We devote whatever time and resources are necessary to ensuring that our clients receive the maximum compensation possible
2. We refuse to accept a settlement offer unless it fully compensates our clients and their families for all their injuries and damages, and
3. We are always prepared to take our clients’ cases to trial, where our lawyers remains undefeated.
This approach has not only distinguished our firm as National Leaders in Maritime Law, but, most importantly, has enabled our Maritime Lawyers to provide our clients with the financial resources to care for themselves and their families for the rest of their lives.
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Does the Jones Act Apply to My Offshore Injury?
The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is a federal law that allows a Jones Act “seaman” to recover damages from their employers for on-the-job injuries caused by negligence. That means if a seaman gets hurt due to the carelessness of his employer or co-workers, he or she has the right to sue for FULL damages, including pain and suffering as well as lost future earning capacity. This is a significant benefit because most onshore and offshore employees are limited to seeking worker’s compensation benefits from their employers, which only covers medical bills and a percentage of their lost wages. The Jones Act also provides for maintenance and cure.
What is a seaman?
While the answer is legally complex, it is essentially someone who does the ship’s work. In order to determine what body of law governs your offshore injury claim, contact an experienced Jones Act injury lawyer.
Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Claims
While the Jones Act applies to workers aboard ships in port and at sea, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) covers individuals working on oil rigs and dry land. From loading and unloading vessels to working on a fixed platform in the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean, if you have been injured on the job, we can help you win maximum compensation for your injuries. If you have suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one in a maritime accident, we can fight to obtain financial compensation for your loss as well.
In order to pursue a claim under the LHWCA, you must meet strict deadlines for notifying your employer and filing a complaint with the federal government. If you do not act quickly, you may forfeit your right to substantial financial compensation. If you contact Zehl & Associates on time, our experienced attorneys will make sure that you have the best possible chance to win the largest possible settlement or verdict for your losses.
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
With the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the federal government extended the benefits of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act to employees working on fixed platforms off of the coast of the continental United States. Our attorneys have used the OCSLA and other state and federal laws to help hundreds of clients obtain substantial damages for their offshore injuries. In the past five years alone, Zehl & Associates has recovered of millions of dollars on behalf of offshore workers and their families.
You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of an offshore injury. Contact our Experienced Offshore Injury Lawyers for a free, no commitment consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by clicking here.
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Our consistent history of record-setting verdicts and settlements on offshore workers across the United States has not only distinguished our Maritime Lawyers as the Best in the Country, but also provided our firm with the resources and experience needed to make sure that you and your family are fully compensated for all your injuries and damages.
Whether your claim falls under the Jones Act, the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Compensation Act or the Death on the High Seas Act, our Maritime Lawyers will devote whatever resources are necessary to ensuring that you receive the compensation that you deserve.