Undefeated Offshore Injury, Maritime and Jones Act Lawyers
Billions Won for Injured Offshore Workers and their Families
In the past 5 years alone, our offshore injury lawyers have won over $1 Billion for injured maritime 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 ensure 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 remain 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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All Consultations are free and, because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.
Contact our Offshore Injury Lawyers at 1-888-603-3636 or by sending us a confidential email through our “Contact Us” form.
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.
View our frequently asked questions about offshore accidents and your rights under the Jones Act and general maritime laws by clicking here.
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.
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
With the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the federal government extended the benefits of the 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 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.
Injured Working Offshore? Contact our Undefeated Maritime Lawyers for a Free Consult at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
Our history of record-setting offshore injury lawyer verdicts and settlements on offshore workers across Texas, Louisiana and 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 Undefeated Maritime Attorneys will devote whatever resources are necessary to ensure that you and your family receive the maximum compensation possible.
All consultations are free, and because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t pay us anything unless we win your case.
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Some of our Recent Offshore Injury Recoveries:
- $3,300,000 Verdict
- $9,100,000 Settlement
- $5,500,000 Settlement
- $3,600,000 Settlement
- $2,700,000 Settlement
- $1,950,000 Settlement
- $1,900,000 Settlement
“I was injured in an offshore platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico where over 150 people, including myself, were injured and 2 people were killed. The companies responsible for causing the explosion hired a team of lawyers that fought me and my co-workers every step of the way. We were getting pushed around by the companies and their lawyers, until we hired Zehl & Associates. Zehl & Associates took our case, and got it ready for trial. When it came time to go to trial, the companies offered an amount as settlement that went way beyond my expectations. An offer that would not have been possible without Zehl & Associates hard work and diligence. Beyond the settlement, which helped me and family out tremendously as I could no longer work, Zehl & Associates treated me like family. Ryan and his team were always available to make sure that me and my family had everything we needed while the case was pending. I would recommend Zehl & Associates to anyone who was injured and needed the best personal injury lawyers to fight for them.”
– Sam Lepow