Maritime Law Claims

Dilley Law Firm has offices in San Antonio and McAllen. We represent offshore workers, longshoremen and seamen who have been injured or suffered an illness. Our goal is to maximize your benefits and protect your rights under maritime laws.

What To Know About Maritime Law

Maritime law provides protections for workers who are injured offshore. Ship owners have a duty to protect their seamen and crew members. The law says ship owners must provide a vessel that is seaworthy, which means the vessel is safe to travel out to sea, has the required equipment to operate and has a staff trained on how to operate the vessel.

Maritime law consists of the Jones Act and other federal statutes, as well as common law, based on court decisions. General maritime law is the doctrine of "maintenance and cure, which provides living expenses, lost wages and medical care to seamen if they become injured while working offshore," according to the doctrine.

Types Of Accidents

Our lawyers represent victims of offshore injuries that result from all types of accidents, including:

  • Fires and explosions
  • Oil rig accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Chemical exposure
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Barge and tugboat accidents

Injured In An Offshore Accident? Contact Us For A Free Consultation.

With more than four decades of experience, our attorneys know what action to take to protect your rights after an injury. We represent individuals throughout Texas and are well-equipped to handle your claim. Call 210-255-2060 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. Hablamos español.