Houston Oil Rig Injury Lawyer
Were you or a family member injured in an oil rig accident? A person who has been injured in an offshore oil rig accident, or a surviving family member, should speak with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. At the law office of John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC, we represent injured seamen, longshoremen and offshore oil and gas workers.
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We Have Comprehensive Knowledge of Complex Maritime Laws
There is no doubt maritime workers are exposed to dangerous conditions everyday. At the law firm of John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC, we help injured workers through our aggressive, determine and thorough representation of their rights. The following laws may apply to an oil rig accident.
- Jones Act: A seaman can recover compensation under the Jones Act. The Jones Act is a federal statute that provides a cause of action for the injured person, provided the employer was unreasonable or contributed to the unseaworthiness of a vessel.
- Longshoremen and third party claims: The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act applies to disability or death that results from an injury occurring in the navigable waters of the United States. The injured longshoreman is entitled to compensation benefits for disability and family members for death.
- Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA): The OCSLA is a federal statute involving fixed oil drilling platforms on all submerged lands within the United State's territorial waters. The injured worker or surviving family members are provided compensation for injuries or death that resulted from operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
An oil rig accident will result in complex legal issues that attorney John K. Zaid is well-equipped to address. We can sort through the complexities, arriving at a sound method for securing compensation on your behalf.
Contact Us Now for a Free Initial Consultation
Our attorney offers free initial consultations to oil rig accident victims in Houston, the surrounding areas and across the country. We charge you no attorney's fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us 24 hours a day to let us know how we can help you: 281-333-8959. Reach us through our website by completing the brief contact a lawyer.
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