Houston Platform Accident Lawyer

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Workers on platforms have a high accident rate, which could include severe injuries or loss of life. When an accident happens, you have a right to fair compensation through the Jones Act or the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). Hire a Houston platform accident lawyer to pursue an insurance settlement or civil award while you focus on your recovery.

If you hire us to represent you, The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja will aggressively fight for the money you deserve. Avoid making legal mistakes, such as missing critical deadlines or providing speculative statements to the insurance company, which can negatively impact your case’s outcome.

When you are injured by a platform accident while on the job, you do not have to accept a lesser award than what the law allows. We want to help you obtain as much as possible and not charge you any legal fees until we win your case. Schedule a free consultation now by sending a private message here or calling (713) 561-5454.

Deadlines that Apply to Your Platform Accident Injury Case

The civil statute of limitations is a civil deadline that assigns how much time you have to file a lawsuit after a platform accident. These deadlines are difficult to determine since some injuries are discovered days, weeks, or months after an accident occurs.

If your accident injury claim falls under one of these acts, you have:

  • The Jones Act: Three (3) years from the date you discovered your injury
  • DOHSA: Three (3) years from the date of your loved one’s death
  • LHWCA: One (1) year from the date of the accident

While the above-referenced list provides you with an idea regarding the amount of time you have, it is better to discuss your case with a Houston platform accident lawyer to ensure that you can still pursue a settlement or civil court award. Filing your case as soon as possible also provides plenty of time for our legal team to investigate your accident injury or family member’s death thoroughly.

No Attorneys’ Fees Unless We Win Your Injury Case

Choosing between healthcare and legal services is never a question or option: your medical care and improvement are top priorities. However, you need a Houston platform accident lawyer to ensure that you are not making any legal mistakes, costing you more in the long run. Instead of requesting an upfront payment from clients, we take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not get paid until we win your case.

Fighting for Injured Workers and Families After a Platform Accident

Our legal team has several years of experience in representing mechanics, operators, deckhands, and more after an offshore oil platform accident, including shallow water complexes, gravity base complexes, compliance towers, and floating platforms. The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja has a strong command of the laws that surround platform accidents, including the Jones Act and DOHSA.

Types cases that our Houston platform accident lawyers represent include:

You should never have to pay for or try to afford for the medical costs and lost work wages associated with a workplace accident injury. If your employer was negligent in its regulatory or safety duties, then you can pursue a claim for additional forms of compensation without fear of retaliation or retribution. Laws protect your rights; hire a Houston platform accident lawyer to help you assert them.

Federal Laws Protect Offshore Platform Workers After an Accident

Since several factors affect the value of your platform accident injury or wrongful death claim, it is challenging to determine what your case might be worth more specifically without speaking to a Houston platform accident lawyer. Our legal team will perform a full and comprehensive investigation of your situation’s facts and circumstances to establish your case’s value.

The amount you are asking for in your claim is known as your damages. Your Houston platform accident lawyer will analyze the evidence of your case to prove your damages, determine if employer negligence played a role, and determine the laws under which you are protected, including the Jones Act, DOHSA, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), and other state remedies.

Our findings may reveal that you deserve money for:

  • Daily living expenses
  • Daily medical costs
  • Future lost earnings
  • Future medical costs
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Wrongful death compensation
  • And more

Regardless of the cause of your accident, The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja will help you establish a case strategy that seeks to meet your settlement objectives. You will have full confidence and reassurance, knowing that we are consistently looking for the maximum possible award for you or your family members.

If you want legal advice, please request a free consultation by calling (713) 561-5454 or submitting a message about your case here.

Our Promise To You

What Sets The Law Offices Of Omar Khawaja Apart?
  • Dedicated & Experienced Counsel
    Our team has handled thousands of cases and we have the skills, insight, and commitment to fight for the results you need and deserve. We are not afraid to go to trial and will work until we obtain justice on your behalf.
  • Personal Touch to Personal Injury
    At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each and every one of our clients. We work to get to know you and your case to understand how we can best assist with your goals.
  • Customized Legal Strategies
    We believe that no two cases are alike and work with you to understand, first and foremost, the details of your case and how our team can be most beneficial to you and your needs. Next, we work to collaborate with you on a targeted legal approach.
  • Commitment to Integrity

    Your legal rights are our priority. We give our utmost attention to every case with outstanding morals and work ethic. Our team commits ourselves to ALWAYS providing you and your loved ones with the highest quality legal service around.

How Our Houston Platform Accident Lawyers Will Help You

While there are several risks associated with a platform job, that does not mean that you do not deserve to work in the safest work environment possible. When employers and other companies place profits over people, it is never okay to accept a lesser insurance settlement if your case is worth more than your initial settlement offer. Hire a Houston platform accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja to handle the legal details and negotiations while you focus on getting better and getting back to work.

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Our skilled attorneys, years of experience, and passion have made us one of the top law offices in Texas. When you have been injured, you need a team dedicated to giving you a voice. The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja is that team. 

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Every case is different and every client has unique needs. Contact us today to see if we are the right lawyers for you.

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