Maritime and Offshore Cases

Houston Personal Injury Attorney Steve Lee answers your questions regarding car accidents, truck accidents, DWI accidents, construction accidents, offshore accidents and refinery and industrial accidents. We represent personal injury and accident victims throughout Texas.

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In an emergency, you should accept urgent medical care wherever you are and wherever you can get it quickly. You don’t want to risk waiting too long and suffering a permanent injury or worse—death—because you refused medical care in the…

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Yes, if your spouse is covered under one or more types of maritime law. Both the Death on the High Seas Act and the Jones Act provide death benefits. Maritime workers frequently endure dangerous work conditions, and they may be…

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The Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides health care and protection to maritime employees who don’t work as seamen. To qualify for benefits under the LHWCA, a maritime worker must meet the requirements established in Sections 2(3) and 3(a)….

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No. Your employer cannot legally fire you simply because you filed or planned to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, the company can terminate you for reasons unrelated to the claim while the claim is still open. Longshore and Harbor…

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Yes. The benefits provided under the Defense Base Act are available to injured workers regardless of fault. You are not required to prove that the actions of your employer or a coworker led to your injuries. However, insurance companies frequently…

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The statute of limitations is three years for all Jones Act claims. There is no provision for delaying a claim. Statute of Limitations When a maritime accident occurs, workers need compensation to help them recover from their injuries. If employer…

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The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides death or survivor benefits when an eligible worker loses his life due to a work-related injury. The LHWCA The LHWCA covers longshore, harbor, and other maritime employees who become ill, suffer…

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When you’re unable to work due to a maritime injury, you’re entitled to more than just workers’ compensation benefits. Injured workers can also typically receive payments for their medical bills, lost wages, and disability. Laws such as the Jones Act…

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