Were you seriously injured while in a tugboat or while offloading cargo? Were you hurt in a slip-and-fall accident on a barge during dangerous maritime work? Did you lose a loved one in a barge accident?
The skilled, compassionate Houston workplace injury lawyer who protects your rights — and those of all maritime workers, including offshore drilling rig employees and commercial divers in Texas and Louisiana — is Michael E. Shelton of The Shelton Law Firm.
During Michael E. Shelton's 40 years of experience and successful personal injury practice nationwide, he has built a solid reputation for results that have improved the lives of barge workers and their families, and provided a source of strength and comfort throughout the legal process.
Our lawyer knows the challenges you face after your barge accident — lost wages, an uncertain employment future, failing health, mounting medical bills, emotional trauma, and physical pain and suffering, to name just a few.
Michael E. Shelton responds on your behalf with in-depth investigation that identifies the negligent party that caused your barge accident; skillful negotiation with insurers; and effective techniques in litigation, if necessary, that resonate with judge and jury.
Mr. Shelton works hard to obtain the maximum financial compensation you need to deal with lost income, medical bills, and the pain and suffering of your recovery. And he delivers these quality legal services on a contingency fee basis — you owe no attorney fee unless he wins your case. Contact The Shelton Law Firm today to arrange your free initial consultation. We can come to your home or hospital room if you are too injured to come to us.
The Shelton Law Firm — Knowledgeable, Experienced, Aggressive Representation
Barges, either self-propelled or pulled by tugboats, are used by many companies because they provide inexpensive means of transporting goods. Maritime workers are often required to load and unload heavy cargo with cranes and strenuous manual lifting.
You may work on a jack-up barge, otherwise known as an oil platform or oil rig, consisting of a floating barge secured to the sea floor by legs. These barges are used for the extraction of crude oil. Cargo barges, meanwhile, can carry both liquid and dry bulk cargo. Work on either type of barge can be interrupted by sudden, serious accidents causing catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
If you are employed on an offshore barge, you should understand the types of benefits to which you are entitled. Depending on your occupation, you may be entitled to benefits under the Jones Act or Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Our attorney arms you with the facts and legal options you need to be aware of that can lead to sound decisions about your health care, finances and future.
Houston barge accident lawyer Michael E. Shelton and The Shelton Law Firm have fought for justice for working people for almost four decades. Find out more about how we can help you by emailing us or calling us toll free at 877-771-6139.