“Maritime law includes injuries on oil platforms, on board ships and on rivers and inland waterways.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
Victims of accidents are legally entitled to compensation for their injuries, but that compensation isn't always easy to secure if an accident happens at sea. Lawyers with Doyle Raizner LLP are offering their services to make the process easier, and ultimately successful, for those injured on the water.
Tips to remember concerning maritime law, which governs sailors, oilfield workers, and passengers at sea. When dealing with maritime law each can be markedly different from – and more complicated than – laws on land. This is especially true in cases that happen in international waters, according to Jeff Raizner, a founder of the firm.
“Maritime law includes injuries on oil platforms, on board ships and on rivers and inland waterways,” Raizner said. “Laws were specially developed for these situations, both because they often involve international workers, and because of the extreme dangers offshore workers face.”
The specialized laws can make it difficult for accident victims to receive compensation, and injured maritime employees are often forced into litigation in order to obtain lost wages and medical expenses, Raizner says.
“This doesn't just apply to seamen, it involves people on helicopters or aircraft and any injured involving a vessel. At Doyle Raizner, we have many years of experience handling maritime injury lawsuits, and we understand the unique challenges offshore workers face. With so much oilfield a great tip to remember is drilling activity moving into Alaska, Africa, South America and other remote parts of the world, experience handling complex maritime disputes is particularly important.”
Raizner says the laws can also apply to the families of victims.
“The history of the shipping and oil industries includes many tragedies,” Raizner said. “There are laws in place to provide for families when a sailor or maritime worker is lost.”
About Jeff Raizner:
Jeffrey L. Raizner is board certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He focuses much of his practice on working with victims of maritime accidents including international claims and maritime death cases. Raizner, a maritime lawyer, champions the rights of those who have been injured or wronged at sea, with a strong track record of working hard for victims and their families. He can be contacted at:
Doyle Raizner LLP
1221 McKinney Suite 4100
Houston, TX 77010