Houston Lawyer for Injured Commercial Divers

Those who are seriously injured in commercial scuba diving accidents deserve immediate, aggressive protection of their rights, in order to obtain the financial compensation they need and deserve.

In Houston, across Texas, in Louisiana and throughout the U.S., the dedicated workplace accident personal injury attorney who consistently gets results for his clients in maritime law and Jones Act cases is Michael E. Shelton, founder of The Shelton Law Firm.

Before he became a successful lawyer, Michael E. Shelton's work on an oil rig gave him a unique understanding of the issues at play in cases involving the offshore, pipeline and construction industries. He has been where you are. Since then, his 40 years of experience advocating for injured workers has helped him build a well-known track record of success.

Divers are confronted with major dangers every day. They place their trust in boat captains, dive supervisors and other maritime workers to ensure the safest conditions possible while diving. The slightest mistake by any co-worker can cause serious and catastrophic injuries or fatal injury leading to wrongful death.

For knowledgeable, experienced, aggressive protection of your rights every time, come to the Shelton Law Firm in Houston. Contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange your free consultation.

The Shelton Law Firm — Fighting for Justice for Working People in Texas and Louisiana

Causes of commercial diving injuries include:

  • Defective, malfunctioning or improperly maintained work equipment
  • Differential pressure
  • Decompression sickness causing brain injury, paralysis, blindness or death
  • Incorrect mixture of air and gas
  • Inadequate training and supervision
  • Unsafe dive conditions above or below the water

Companies are required to follow standard policies, procedures and U.S. Coast Guard regulations to promote diver safety. When a commercial diving employer fails to follow required safety procedures and lives are suddenly in jeopardy, divers are eligible for Jones Act claims and benefits cited in the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
The Shelton Law Firm is here to protect divers, tenders, and family members dealing with the financial and emotional burdens of diving injuries and fatalities. Michael E. Shelton knows the variety of dive procedures and related OSHA safety guidelines. He is highly familiar with the many nuances of offshore construction, underwater teardown and deconstruction, pipeline maintenance and pipeline shutdown, seabed well work, and any other activity undertaken at the time of a commercial diving accident. In everything he does for you throughout the legal process, your present and future interests, needs and goals are top priorities.

To eliminate any worries you might have over the cost of our quality representation, The Shelton Law Firm delivers its legal services on a contingency fee basis. You owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.

Houston commercial diver injury attorney Michael E. Shelton welcomes the opportunity to serve you, beginning with your free initial consultation. He can meet with you at your home or hospital room if your injury prevents you from traveling. Call toll free today: 877-771-6139.

Michael E. Shelton

The Shelton Law Firm

Personal injury attorney Michael E. Shelton has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries in Houston, Texas, for nearly 50 years. He is proud to be a union card holder as a journeyman pipefitter and General Counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Houston Bar Association
  • The Louisiana State Bar
  • The Louisiana Association for Justice

If you are the victim of a personal injury, schedule a free consultation with The Shelton Law Firm today by contacting us online or calling (713) 807-0700.

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