Port Arthur Maritime Injury Attorneys
The shipping industry is an absolutely vital part of our economy in Southeast Texas and along the Gulf Coast, with many thousands of workers engaged in loading and transporting cargo, manning vessels at sea, and keeping ships and boats in seaworthy condition. When shipping industry workers are injured or killed on the job, various complex maritime laws may govern victims' rights to recover medical costs, lost income and other damages.
Legal Action for Shipping Industry Accident Victims – At Sea and On Shore
At the Provost Umphrey Law Firm – founded in Beaumont in 1969 and immersed in advocacy for workers ever since – our lawyers have extensive experience across the spectrum of work accident claims, from fires and explosions to toxic exposure, and from accidents caused by equipment failures to those due to human error or inadequate training. This includes extensive knowledge of:
- Specific laws that determine legal recourse and compensation available after a shipping industry accident caused by an employer's negligence – including the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
- Risks and dangers associated with work aboard cargo ships, tugboats, barges and other vessels at sea – including risks of explosion, drowning and toxic exposure
- Forms of employer or third-party negligence that cause crane accidents, forklift accidents, dropped loads and other events that seriously injure dock workers, ship breakers, repair personnel and others who work onshore in the shipping industry
Consult Free With an Experienced Jones Act and Maritime Lawyer
We have represented oil workers, seamen, officers, engineers and onshore workers, as well as their surviving family members, after accidents occurring on the waters and in the ports of Southeast Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and other locations worldwide. To discuss your accident and claim for compensation with one of our proven Gulf Coast shipping accident attorneys, please contact our firm today.