Offshore Accidents

Williams Kherkher has won millions of dollars for workers injured in offshore accidents governed by the Jones Act. Contact us today if you've been injured.

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Offshore Accident Lawyers

Martime accidents demand a firm with extensive experience.

At Williams Kherkher, we 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?

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Accidents in the Gulf

You deserve the best possible representation.

Unpredictable conditions, long hours, and dangerously heavy equipment are major causes of serious injuries to offshore workers. Unfortunately, we have seen workers suffer lifelong disabilities that severely affect their income and livelihood. We have experience with accidents including (but not limited to):

  • Explosions
  • Diving accidents
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Equipment failure
  • Distracted crew members
  • Boat accidents
  • Safety regulation failure

Following an accident, the first question many workers ask is “Do I need to hire an attorney?” If there is an injury, the answer is almost always “Yes”. With an experienced maritime lawyer on your side, you can protect yourself from an employer or insurance company that is only interested in protecting themselves, and may be looking to take advantage of you. The team at Williams Kherkher is dedicated to fighting on your behalf and will not rest until you receive the fair compensation that you deserve following an accident.

When the stakes are high, don’t trust anyone else

If you have been seriously injured or if a member of your family has been injured or killed as a result of an offshore accident, know that the attorneys of Williams Kherkher stand ready to help you. When dealing with large oil and gas corporations or huge insurance companies, you need a law firm with the right resources and history of trial victories on your side. We aren’t afraid of taking on big companies and we have the experience to back it up. Contact us today at (713) 352-7071 and let us fight for you, your family, and your livelihood.

Offshore Injury FAQs

The Jones Act offers specific protections for maritime employees, including the right to a reasonably safe work environment, the right to file a legal claim in the event of an injury caused by negligence, the right to additional compensation if there is an “unseaworthy” claim against the vessel or crew, the right to “maintenance and cure” compensation for injuries or illness, and the right to additional compensation if your employer fails to pay for maintenance and cure.

Injured offshore workers have special protections under the Jones Act, which can cover many different accidents including those on: oil rigs, drill ships, oil tankers, riverboats, trawlers, barges, tugboats, and others. The specifics of the Jones Act protections are different from personal injury claims on land, which is why it is recommended that you speak to an experienced maritime lawyer who understands how to properly handle your claim.

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