Each year, Texas ports handle about 563 million tons of foreign and domestic cargo. Texas ports generate $368.7 billion in economic activity in the state annually. The Port of Houston, Port of Texas City, and Port of Galveston contribute to economy of both the state and the nation. Vast amounts of imports and exports pass through these vital seaports, but the ports also provide millions of jobs.
It is your employer’s responsibility to limit your risk of injury. However, working on boats and rigs is hard work. Serious injuries can and do happen.
If you’ve experienced an onshore or offshore injury, Byrd Ramsey’s maritime lawyers can assist you. We are Jones Act attorneys, and over the years, we’ve helped clients file Jones Act claims to get the compensation they need. Contact us online or call 409-202-2020 today.
Common Offshore Injuries
The list of common injuries for seamen and other maritime workers is extensive, but the following are some of the most severe injuries that can happen while working at sea:
- Back and neck injuries, including herniated discs
- Loss of limb
- Lung problems, including pleural disease
- Torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Broken bones
- Burns (common with longshoremen)
- Compartment syndrome (inadequate blood flow to tissues)
- Crush injuries: fingers, hand, arm, leg, or foot
- Deep cut or laceration
- Drowning or near drowning
- Traumatic brain injury
Byrd Ramsey Maritime Injury Lawyers Are Here for You
These injuries can end the career of a sailor, seaman, or other maritime workers. Due to the demanding physical work, maritime injuries can be catastrophic. When a seaman is unable to work, his whole family can suffer the financial consequences.
If you’ve been injured, you need assistance right away so you can focus on making a full recovery. Contact a professional local maritime attorney right away to fight for your rights. Don’t wait for your employer to compensate you, or for the insurance company to settle the claim. Get help today.
Contact our Beaumont Maritime Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one, have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a maritime accident or offshore injury, the lawyers at Byrd Ramsey can help you navigate the process for compensation under the Jones Act. Contact us today for legal advice to ensure you get the compensation to which you and your family members are entitled. Call us at 409-202-2020 or contact us online.