Houston Offshore Accident Lawyer
Our Houston offshore accident and injury attorney, Charles J. Argento, knows that these types of cases are never as straightforward as they may seem. Even if you know exactly how your accident happened, and who the liable party is, there is a lot of blame to go around the industry when someone gets hurt or killed.
Whether you are a civilian, contractor, or maritime worker, it is unlikely that the liable party is going to raise their hand and take responsibility for the incident that caused your injuries or that resulted in the loss of your loved one’s life.
That is where our Harris County personal injury lawyer comes in. Whether you were working offshore on an oil rig or onboard a tinder on your way to or from work, our Texas offshore accident and injury attorney can help you pursue a claim against the liable party using all applicable laws that protect American workers at sea.
What are the Most Common Causes of Texas Offshore Accidents and Injuries?
Nearly 5.5 million people are employed through the Texas ports’ system, including those who work for or in Port of Beaumont, Port of Corpus Christi, Port Houston, Port of Port Arthur, and Port of Texas City.
Whether you work for the Port Authority, on the docks, cargo ships, commercial fishing, and diving, or in the oil and gas industry, when negligence is a factor, people can, and will, get hurt or killed in these already dangerous professions.
The most common types of accidents that lead to maritime and offshore injuries in Texas may include, but are not limited to:
- Dock and Pier Accidents
- Collisions at Sea
- Boating Accidents
- Failing to Detect and Repair Faulty Equipment
- Crane Accidents
- Fishing and Diving Injuries
- Explosions and Fires
- Falling Overboard
- Inadequate Training
- Mooring Operations
- Exposure to Harmful or Toxic Chemicals
- Injuries in Enclosed Spaces
- Overworked Maritime Employees
- Moving, Swinging, and Falling Objects
- Slips, Trips, and Fall Accidents
- Shipyard Accidents
- Failing to Keep Workers Safe During Adverse Weather Conditions
- Wrongful Death
Because of the nature of the industries associated with offshore work, accidents and injuries that occur away from land are often catastrophic and may include severe burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and crushing injuries or amputations. When these injuries occur at sea, the time it takes for medical emergency personnel to arrive — or for the injured to be transported — can increase the severity of the injuries or lead to tragic deaths.
If you were injured in an offshore accident, whether you were working or were a tourist on a fishing or diving boat, contact our experienced Houston personal injury lawyer today for help.
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue After Being Injured in an Offshore Accident in Texas?
At Charles J. Argento, our offshore accident and injury attorneys outline each of our client’s unique financial recovery needs based on how their daily activities and overall quality of life have been impacted by another person, party, or entity’s negligence.
That may include pursuing financial compensation for your complete recovery needs for:
- Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Loss of Past And Future Wages
- Loss of Wage-Earning Capacity
- Reduced Future Earning Capacity
- Past and Future Mental Anguish
- Past and Future Pain and Suffering
- Physical Impairment or Disfigurement
- Permanent Injuries
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a Texas offshore accident caused by negligence, contact our experienced personal injury attorney in Houston at Charles J. Argento today to schedule a free consultation by calling 713-225-5050 or by contacting us online.
Our law firm does not get paid until we obtain a settlement or verdict for your unique case.