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Get Help With Your Offshore Injury From The Lawyers at Lapeze & Johns

Lapeze & Johns’ attorneys focus on maritime injury law throughout Houston, Texas and the Gulf Coast. Whether your injury occurred at sea, in coastal areas, or on inland waters, you need the representation of an experienced maritime attorney.

Our first priority when we take on a case is to put your mind at rest. Medical care should be your number one priority, instead of worrying about how an injury may affect your career. Job security and claims against your employer are stressful considerations. When you contact our office, we talk through all your concerns and find the solutions you and your family need.

Why You Need Maritime Representation

Maritime injury laws are different for seamen, who work as part of crew or are captain of a vessel, as well as anyone else who works on/near the water. There is no administrative body to handle your maritime injury claim if you are a seaman. All claims under maritime law must be filed in state or federal court. A lawsuit is the only way to reserve your right for injury compensation. In many ways, maritime injury claims can provide more compensation than traditional workers’ compensation claims.

Seamen are entitled to sue employers and owners of vessels for damages and receive “maintenance and cure” regardless of liability. Only a seasoned Gulf Coast maritime lawyer can help you through the legal and procedural complexities you will face when seeking compensation.

“Our compassion and understanding for how injury affects you and your family strengthens the skill set and experience we have in addressing complicated maritime injury cases.”

Our Credentials

Our Gulf Coast Maritime Attorneys have a proven track record in state and federal courts of successful verdicts, judgments, and settlements for offshore workers and their families throughout Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. We’ve represented hundreds of offshore workers and longshoremen. Our range of cases extends from crew boats and dredges to jack-up and semi-submersible drilling rigs. With more than 20 years of experience in maritime law, our firm has a reputation for success among boat companies, drilling companies, insurance companies, and their lawyers.

Securing representation at Lapeze & Johns gives you access to all our attorneys’ experience. You will benefit from the full spectrum of experience our firm has to offer. We have a background in Jones Act and Longshore claims, Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) claims, Limitation of Liability proceedings, and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) claims.

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