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Undefeated Maritime & Jones Act Lawyers

Maritime Lawyer | Offshore Injury Lawyer | Zehl & Associates

Over $1 Billion Won for Injured Offshore Workers and their Families

In the past 5 years alone, our Maritime Lawyers have won over $1 Billion 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.

To hear what our Clients have said about their Experience with Zehl & Associates, simply Click Here.

Contact our Experienced and Undefeated Offshore Injury Lawyers for a Free Consult at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

All Consultations are free and, because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.

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. 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 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.

Injured Offshore? Contact our Undefeated Maritime Lawyers for a Free Consult at  1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

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 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.

Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here to send us a Confidential Email through our Contact Form.

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I wanted to express my outmost gratitude and appreciation to the Zehl&Associates law firm for the excellent representation in my accident case in December 2016; even though it was a difficult case I could not have been more pleased with how they handled everything. They are very knowledgeable and clearly the top in their field. I would highly recommend them. Thanks Zehl&Associates.
Arturo Estrada
Arturo Estrada
17:19 11 Dec 18
I don’t think I can ever be thankful enough for Lamar DeLong. I’m a single mom, on my way home from work two weeks after I started my new job and two weeks after graduating from college, I was in a horrible car accident. My car was totaled and I was really badly hurt. Lamar took my case and didn’t stop until I was going to be fully taken care of. I now will have little worries about taking the time off of work to get the back and knee surgery I desperately need to be able to function normally. I’m 26, I’m a single parent and Lamar kept that in mind. Zehl&Associates really took care of me. Especially being in completely different cities. A thank you won’t be enough for this firm treating me like family and making sure I was taken care of. Thank you Lamar and all the staff involved in my case.
Lyssa Brown
Lyssa Brown
01:01 22 Dec 18
Ryan Zehl is the best, very nice, helpful, and compassionate. His firm works very hard to help you! I hired them because my brother was killed on a work site, the firm's track record, and they seemed to really care about their clients and cases. Thank you all at Zehl & Associates for your help.
Rhonda M
Rhonda M
20:33 02 Oct 18
Theres not enough stars to rate the true quality on here! Everything I've heard about lawyers went out the window when Eric took time on Father's day of all days to contact me back and help assist me with a settlement. I was in desperate need of legal advice & guidance and running out of time. Eric was quick, efficient, HONEST, and did more than beyond more to make sure I was legally protected & being treated fairly. I was at my giving up point on everything until that first conversation with Eric. Zehl Law definitely breaks the mold on lawyers. He was more interested in protecting me than trying to take money from me. Which is a rare thing to find in any industry or just people in general, which has definitely been my case involving everything else in my life. But of all people, a lawyer restored my faith in humanity itself. Thank you for that. Thank you for everything! You've been more than amazing!!!
Arielle Fletcher
Arielle Fletcher
18:41 22 Jun 18
Eric was able to help our company by providing truthful and helpful legal counsel. We are extremely happy with how quickly he was able to resolve the issue and get back to us. Very professional and genuinely caring people.
Stan Ivanov
Stan Ivanov
14:17 20 Jul 18
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Billy Burley
Billy Burley
03:56 11 Jan 19