Skilled Galveston County Attorney Protecting the Rights of Injured Maritime Workers
Apart from other industries, employees who work on the sea or the docks in commercial maritime environments are exposed to dangerous conditions every day. Federal laws such as the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) recognize these dangers, and seek to provide extra protections for injured seamen and longshoremen similar to workers' compensation, including medical, wage and permanent disability benefits. These laws also provide specific benefits for surviving family members of victims of maritime wrongful death.
While every injured maritime worker or his or her family members are entitled to seek these benefits following a serious injury, the process for obtaining them can be complicated. Furthermore, some employers make the process difficult by providing little information to help employees assert their rights.
With offices in the Houston/Galveston and Clear Lake regions, the Tylka Law Firm provides dedicated representation for seamen and longshoremen injured in the Texas Gulf Coast, Alaska, Boston and elsewhere in U.S. controlled waterways. We have also represented employees of U.S. companies operating farther abroad, including Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela and Malaysia. With more than 25 years of experience, lawyer Larry Tylka protects clients' rights to full and fair compensation.
Talk to an experienced maritime lawyer before you accept a settlement offer from your employer. You could be signing away your right to seek compensation in the future or for ongoing medical care which may be necessary in the months to come. Contact the Tylka Law Firm for a free initial consultation today.
Comprehensive Experience and Dedicated Representation
The Tylka Law Firm represents individuals who have been injured in a wide variety of maritime-related accidents. This includes accidents on sea-bound vessels such as:
- Oil tankers
- Commercial fishing boats
- Ferries and cruise ships
- Other commercial vessels
- Offshore oil rigs and platforms
We also represent docks workers, called longshoremen, who are injured in the course of their work, loading and off-loading cargo. Because of the often serious nature of seamen/longshoremen accidents, we are committed to obtaining maximum compensation to which you are entitled for immediate and long-term care.
When Justice Matters ... We Will Be There for Our Clients
Were you involved in an accident at sea? Did you lose a loved one due to a fatal maritime accident? The skilled attorneys of the Tylka Law Firm are ready and available to help. Call us or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Hablamos español.