Fighting For The Rights Of Those Injured At Sea
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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 30 years of experience, attorney 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 us for a free initial consultation today.
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Arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney by calling us at:
- 281-557-1500 in League City/Clear Lake
- 409-762-0066 in Galveston/Texas City
- 713-829-6048 Lawrence Tylka’s emergency cellphone line
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:
The Importance Of Maritime Law Experience
Maritime injuries are not governed under state workers’ compensation law. If you were injured at sea or on a dock, it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in maritime law.
Maritime injury claims are often settled out of court, but an experienced trial lawyer can give you the leverage at the negotiating table you need. We are skilled at obtaining favorable settlements for our clients, but are always prepared for courtroom litigation when necessary.
The Jones Act
If you were injured due to the negligence of a third party, your claim will fall under the Jones Act, rather than traditional personal injury law. Filing a claim under the Jones Act can help you pursue compensation for damages such as lost earnings, lost earning capacity, medical expense, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. Our lawyers are experienced in this legal area and can help you pursue all sources of potential compensation.
The Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
If you were injured at sea, your injury is not governed under state workers’ compensation law, but rather falls under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The LHWCA provides medical and disability benefits to maritime workers who are injured on navigable waters. The law also provides benefits for family members who have lost loved ones in fatal maritime accidents.
Causes Of Maritime Injuries
Maritime occupations are usually physically demanding and often dangerous. All too often, accidents at sea, on oil platforms, on docks and other locations result in serious, life-changing injuries, and even death.
Common causes of maritime injuries include:
- Collisions with other vessels
- Unseaworthiness of vessels
- Helicopter crashes on oil platforms
- Equipment malfunction
- Extreme weather conditions
- Fires and explosions
Our lawyers can look into the cause of your injury to determine who is to blame and which sources of compensation are available to you.
Contact Our Maritime Injury Lawyers
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.