Angleton Injured Diver Attorneys
Serious and Fatal Commercial Diving Accidents
Our Angleton injured diver attorneys understand that divers may be at the most risk of serious or fatal injury. Understanding the hazards, maintenance contractors and petrochemical companies that employ divers are required by law to adhere to strict safety standards and dive protocols. A claim for compensation under the Jones Act happens when dive managers and vessel owners fail to exercise proper precautions and cause an injury.
Injured divers and families who lost a loved one in a commercial diving accident may also have the option of seeking compensation in a direct action against a third party whose negligence caused or contributed to the injury or loss.
While we represent injured divers across the country, our attorneys primarily focus on people in Texas and the Gulf Coast. The Angleton injured diver attorneys at Stevenson & Murray also offer sound legal advice and experienced representation to divers employed by U.S. companies operating in the Persian Gulf, North Sea, Asia, Africa, Australia and around the world. To discuss your case in a free consultation, please contact us today. All consultations are strictly confidential.
Representing Injured Maintenance Divers in the U.S. and Worldwide
Our Angleton injured diver attorneys have substantial experience in helping victims of diving injuries and other maritime accidents recover substantial compensation on claims of negligence, including:
- A Failure to monitor rate of ascent resulting in nitrogen narcosis (decompression sickness or “the bends”)
- Negligent air flow and oxygen monitoring and regulation
- Failure to conduct required physical and medical evaluation
- Required over hours diving or too frequent diving
- The failure to provide for adequate safety and rescue
- A failure to properly treat or promptly evacuate an injured diver
- Failure to properly secure propellers
- Dive tender negligence or equipment failure
- Faulty dive equipment
- Improper use of decompression tables
While there are many dangerous commercial diving activities, saturation diving and underwater welding are two of the worst. Serious and fatal accidents occur with alarming frequency. Although some employers do the right thing, many companies will try to keep your injuries from becoming public knowledge. They will pressure injured divers or their families into accepting a hurried settlement.
Injured divers who are treated well by their employers immediately following the accident may find that things change once their opportunity to file a negligence claim has passed. While you have many legal options, consulting with experienced Angleton injured diver attorneys is the right move. You many not understand it now, but it is the best way to protect yourself and understand your options.
Contact Our Angleton Injured Diver Attorneys
If a diving accident resulted in serious injury, then we promise to fight for your right to recovery. We invite you to contact our Angleton injured diver attorneys at 713.597.3836. We promise to discuss your diving injury case in a free, confidential consultation.
You may also contact us by email for more information or to request an appointment.