Offshore Injuries Attorney in Katy
Legal Representation for Jones Act & Offshore Workers
When you have been injured at work, whether offshore, on a ship, or on
land that adjoins navigable water, you may be able to pursue compensation
and benefits for your injury. The Law Office of Shane McClelland represents
clients with claims under the Jones Act and other related offshore injuries.
Our offshore injuries lawyer in Katy can evaluate your situation and advise
you about the benefits or other compensation to which you may be entitled.
contact our firm at
(713) 242-1302 for a free consultation.
The Jones Act
Seamen and other persons who were injured while working at sea, on offshore
oil rigs, or maritime vessels have special rights and protection under
the law. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act,
provides protections and compensation to individuals working in U.S. territorial
waters. These cases can be complicated since maritime operations often
include many companies with overlapping responsibilities for supervision
and safety. It is essential to hire an experienced attorney to advise
you of the best course of action.
An employee may sue for injuries or illness that arose from employment
and were caused by:
- The employer’s negligence
- A co-worker’s negligence
- An unsafe condition
- Inadequate or unavailable medical care
- An employer’s failure to rescue or search for a seaman who fell or
If you have been injured, you are now facing an unexpected financial burden
at no fault of your own.
You may be eligible to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and future earning capacity
- Past and future physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
You have three years from the date of the illness or injury, so don’t
wait to speak to an attorney.
If you have been injured in an offshore accident, call the Law Office of
Shane McClelland at