Skip to Main Content

Maritime & Offshore Injuries

Our maritime & Jones Act attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of injured offshore workers and won over $1 Billion against some of the largest offshore drilling companies in the United States.

After the tragic BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, a number of the workers who were injured onboard the Deepwater Horizon turned to our Maritime Lawyers to help them and their families recover for their serious and permanent injuries.

While many law firms spent years fighting BP and Transocean, our Offshore Injury Lawyers were able to secure highly favorable (and confidential) settlements for all of our clients in less than 18 months. Click here to watch what one of our Deepwater Horizon clients said about their experience with our Maritime Lawyers.

The Jones Act

The Jones Act is a federal law originally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. The law is designed to protect offshore workers from the significant risks that exist while working offshore.

In the event of an injury, the Jones Act requires the worker’s employer to pay “Maintenance and Cure” benefits, which cover the worker’s medical expenses (cure) and provide them with a daily living allowance (maintenance) while they are recovering from their injuries,

In addition to “Maintenance and Cure” benefits, the Jones Act also entitles injured offshore workers to recover damages for their physical injuries (pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment), as well as their financial losses (past and future medical expenses and lost wages).

Unfortunately, however, maritime employers almost never pay these damages unless they are forced to. That’s why that it’s essential, following an offshore accident, that injured workers immediately hire an experienced Offshore Injury Lawyer to protect both their and their family’s rights.

Our Commitment to our Clients is Confirmed by our Results

There are several reasons that workers injured in connection with some of the most severe offshore and workplace tragedies in recent history continue to turn to the Maritime Attorneys at Zehl & Associates:

  • Our Results: in the past 5 years alone, our Jones Act Attorneys have recovered over over $1 Billion for our Clients
  • Our Experience: our lawyers are undefeated at trial and have successfully represented hundreds of injured workers against the largest companies in the United States
  • Our Commitment: our past success has provided our firm with the resources to devote whatever time and money are necessary to ensure that our clients and their families receive the full compensation they deserve for ALL their injuries and damages, and we won’t stop until we’ve done so.
  • Our Approach: while a majority of our cases are resolved through highly favorable pre-trial settlements, we continue to prepare every single case for trial. This allows us to reject inadequate settlements offers and take the case to trial, where our Maritime Attorneys remain undefeated.

Contact our Experienced Maritime Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here  

If you or a loved one were injured while working offshore, our lawyers are here to help.

All consultations are free, and there’s no commitment involved.

Call our Winning Maritime Lawyers for a free consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or send us a confidential email by clicking here.

Jones Act Frequently Asked Questions