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Houston Maritime Accident Attorney

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The Houston Ship Channel is one of the largest ports in the United States.  In addition, the petrochemical industry is a huge part of the Houston landscape as well as off-shore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.  Maritime injuries are more prevalent in Houston than most parts of the U.S.  Admiralty law governs accidents that occur on navigable rivers, oceans and other waterways including harbors and docks.  If you have been injured in any of these areas due to negligence, you could have a case through the Jones Act, Longshoreman & Harbor Workers Compensation Act and others.  Before you settle your injury claim with your company, please consider contacting an experienced maritime personal injury lawyer to discuss your options.

What to do after a maritime accident

Accidents at sea or in docks or harbors almost always results in serious injuries so your health is the number one priority.  There are steps to be taken if you have been involved in a maritime accident.  We have detailed some of the steps here but accident scenes are usually chaotic and busy.  These steps are some of the more broad, important things that should be taken care of.

Maritime Accident Statistics

According to the CDC, in 2006 there were over 67,000 workers in the U.S. water transportation industry.

From 2011-2017, there were 87 fatal injuries which is six times the rate of all U.S. workers.

Fatalities are mostly due to cardiovascular conditions, work accidents, drownings, suicides and workplace violence

There were approximately 11,000 non-fatal occupational injuries.

According to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, there were 6 fatalities and 222 injuries in 2019 on offshore incidents.


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