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- Faulty diving equipment
- Being pulled up too quickly or ascending to fast
- Failure to carry out decompression stops
- Repetitive diving
Houston Texas Commercial Diving Injury Attorney
Jones Act Lawyer
Oil field divers work in an unforgiving environment and are subject to the bends (also known as decompression sickness, the diver's disease, or caisson disease) and other serious injuries on the job. If you are a professional diver who has been injured on the job, you are entitled to full compensation under federal laws known as the Jones Act and General Maritime Law.
I'm Harold Eisenman, a Houston lawyer with more than 36 years of experience handling maritime injury cases, including successfully recovering compensation for injured professional divers and diving support personnel. I have the experience and comprehensive knowledge of the laws that is necessary to succeed in a case involving a commercial diving injury.
Under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law, your lawyer has to prove liability in a diving injury case in order to make a recovery for you. There are two ways your attorney can prove liability:
Negligence: If your employer's negligence or the negligent conduct of a co-worker caused or contributed to the accident which resulted in your commercial diving injury, you may be able to recover under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law.
Unseaworthiness: Did something on the vessel cause you to get hurt? You may be able to collect due to the unseaworthiness of the vessel.
I analyze the diving accident from all angles to determine what negligence occurred and how I can prove liability for such negligence. Negligence can involve a number of things, from negligent procedures to negligent maintenance of the equipment used, and other negligent conduct:
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- Using an improper gas mixture
- Using faulty or improper decompression tables
- Improper use of decompression tables
I understand maritime law, diving medicine, and safe diving procedures and I can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your commercial diving injury. Your right to compensation is limited only by the extent of your injury, and may include lost wages and earning capacity, loss of physical capacity, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, past and future medical expenses, and loss of household services.
Most employers treat divers extremely well immediately following an injury. However, this honeymoon period can end abruptly. Employers often cut off maintenance and cure benefits to pressure injured employees into accepting hasty and inadequate settlements.
To preserve your right to full compensation, it's important to consult an experienced maritime lawyer as soon as possible after your diving injury. Sometimes hiring an attorney needs to be confidential for a variety of reasons, which are best explained in a private consultation with an experienced Jones Act attorney.
Consultations are always free. Contact maritime lawyer Harold Eisenman P.C. to discuss your commercial diving injury case. All of the work we do is on contingency. This means Mr. Eisenman advances all costs of preparing your case and only charges a fee (a percentage of the recovery) when the case is successfully concluded. If there is no recovery, there is no fee.
I am Harold J. Eisenman, and with my national maritime law practice in Houston; I represent Texas clients throughout the Gulf of Mexico including: Houston, Texas City, Baytown, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, McAllen, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, and the Sabine Pass.
Office hours: 9 - 5, weekends and evening by special appointment. Will travel worldwide to talk to you.
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