Injury at Sea

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Offshore workers know they risk serious injury at sea as part of their day-to-day jobs. The Jones Act reflects that reality of maritime work with high standards of protection and compensation due to the injured worker. To obtain the full compensation provided under the Jones Act, a specialty offshore injury attorney is necessary to handle the many complex and convoluted legal issues.

To establish proof of employer negligence, one of the requirements in a Jones Act claim, an experienced offshore injury lawyer will conduct an immediate and thorough investigation and analysis of the relevant facts surrounding your injury. With the stiff criteria and complex legal process involved in a Jones Act claim, the lawyer you choose should determine the success of your recovery.

Many personal injury firms may allege to be competent to handle a Jones Act claim, but an offshore accidents attorney has special knowledge of the Jones Act and maritime law in order to successfully navigate an offshore injury claim through the legal complexities of the applicable federal law. The attorneys with the Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers have the requisite experience as an offshore injury lawyer to successfully represent workers with an injury at sea.

We’re on your side. Contact us at (281) 645-5000 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Featured Case

FELA/Worker Injury

A 15-year machinist for Union Pacific Railroad was injured when a locomotive coupled into his blue flagged locomotive in the diesel shop at Union Pacific’s Houston facility. Although the machinist failed to engage the shop derails and acknowledge the track alarm, the contention was that Union Pacific employee took one minute and forty-four second water break during a walk around prior to the coupling.

During this water break, the machinist blue flagged his locomotive and began working. Burwell Nebout filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad in Harris County. After a two-week trial in the 157th District Court in Harris County, the jury awarded the machinist $566,105. The jury determined that Union Pacific Railroad violated the federal regulation that absolutely prohibits coupling into a blue flagged locomotive.