Can Sailors Injured Shoreside File Lawsuits Under Maritime Law?

Our Texas Maritime Injury Attorneys Help Injured Workers


Many crewman injuries occur while working on docks and wharves. If the injured crewman is acting within the scope of his or her employment at the time of the accident, then there may be legal options for pursuing full and fair compensation and maintenance and cure.

The federal Jones Act covers injured seamen even when the accident or negligent injury occurs ashore if the injury results from the employer’s negligence. The Jones Act also covers crewmen who suffered injury due to negligent safety precautions while working aboard another vessel at their employer’s direction. Seamen injured on a third party’s vessel or premises may also bring an action against the owner(s) of the vessel or property.

Many maritime workers do not realize their legal rights. They can seek compensation for negligent injuries extending to accidents onshore or on another vessel. If you would like to learn more about maritime and admiralty law, the Jones Act and longshoreman accident law, then we are here to help. We can explain to you how these laws may apply to your accidental injury or the wrongful death of a family member. Please contact the Houston, Texas law firm of Stevenson & Murray today. Your consultation will be free and strictly confidential.

Experienced Longshoreman Accident Attorneys

The capable longshoreman accident attorneys at Stevenson & Murray have a proven record of success. We obtain real financial recovery for victims of serious and catastrophic shoreside injury. This includes the following:

  • Brain and head injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Crushing injuries caused by falling cargo, equipment or debris
  • Badly broken bones and permanently damaged joints
  • Drowning, suffocation, strangulation and other fatal accidents

The firm’s goal is to help our clients obtain the maximum financial recovery available under the law.

Contact Our Texas Maritime Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation After a Shoreside Accident

Do you need knowledgeable legal guidance and dedicated, highly experienced representation in a serious or fatal shoreside accident and injury? If so, then please call our offices (713) 622-3226 or contact us by email today. We serve maritime accident and injury victims worldwide.