Offshore Accident Lawyers
Martime accidents demand a firm with extensive experience.
At Williams Kherkher, our offshore accident attorneys have built a reputation for tenaciously fighting on behalf of workers who have been injured due to the especially dangerous conditions on rigs and ships in the Gulf of Mexico. We are very aware of the specific dangers that workers face and the dangerous conditions that maritime employers often require you to work in.
As an employee in one of the most dangerous industries in the nation, you deserve to be protected from harm. In the event of an injury, you deserve the proper compensation to help you recover and move on with your life. While other firms may claim that they have experience, not all of them are as connected to offshore workers as the team at Williams Kherkher. Founding partner John Eddie Williams’ father and grandfather were union longshoremen, and the entire team at Williams Kherkher is dedicated to protecting workers in our community.
If you have been injured in an oil rig explosion, rig accident, or ship accident, you need a lawyer that understands the very complex and specific rules of maritime law. You also need someone who is committed to fighting the big companies that run the oil and gas industry in the Gulf. Why turn to an apathetic or inexperienced lawyer, when you can hire an experienced trial lawyer who is not afraid of a fight?
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
When you have been involved in an offshore accident, there is a large body of maritime law that applies to your claim. In order to file a claim that will get you the compensation you deserve, there needs to be a lot of investigation about the injury and a lot of legal work like filing court documents at a court with proper jurisdiction. If you have limited knowledge about the law and are suffering from horrible, debilitating injuries, it can make it almost impossible to get compensation.
Having an attorney that is experienced in handling similar types of cases will ensure that you will get the best outcome possible. Having a lawyer represent your interests and craft an effective legal strategy to handle your case can mean the difference between getting compensation or getting no compensation at all to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses incurred due to the injury.
Why Choose Williams Kherkher?
At Williams Kherkher, we are nationally recognized for our work in personal injury litigation across the country. With our vast amount of resources and experience handling cases similar to yours, we have earned a reputation for successful representation that has won millions of dollars in compensation for their clients.
While other firms may claim that they have experience, not all of them are as connected to offshore workers as the team at Williams Kherkher, as our founding partner John Eddie Williams’ father and grandfather were union longshoremen. The entire team at Williams Kherkher is dedicated to protecting workers in our community.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an offshore accident, contact our team at Williams Kherkher to receive the compensation and justice you deserve.
Cases We Handle
The Jones Act is a federal law that allows offshore employees to recover damages from their employers for on-the-job injuries caused by negligence. If your employer has been negligent and made you work unsafe conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.
Some offshore accidents that occur due to employer negligence include:
- Fires and Explosions: Offshore drilling is a lucrative business, but it is not without equally significant dangers. Drilling is of a combustible nature and can easily cause fires or explosions that can cause devastating and often deadly injuries. Negligence in this field can be poorly maintained pipelines, improperly stored fuel, or accidents between two vessels.
- Equipment Related Injuries: Drilling involves a lot of complex equipment that poses hazards if mishandled. The complexity of this work coupled with poorly trained employees can result in horrible accidents. If your employer has trained you incorrectly or not enough on the use of dangerous equipment, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Improperly maintained equipment can also be a form of negligence by your employer.
These types of injuries can be caused by other distracted employees, improper training/equipment provided by your employers, and many other preventable reasons. If you have been a victim of an injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact a lawyer for help today.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a maritime or offshore accident, you are entitled to compensation. Contact Williams Kherkher at (713) 352-7071 today to schedule your free case evaluation. Learn about your rights and your options going forward with your maritime accident claim. Make sure you get the best representation possible to get the best outcome for your case. Chat with us online, text us, or call us. Our attorneys are ready to help you.