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.

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JONES ACT INJURIES

Houston Texas Jones Act Injury Attorney

Injured Seaman, Longshoremen, and Offshore Workers
If you have been injured while working as a crew member of a vessel, you are entitled to full compensation under federal laws known as the Jones Act and General Maritime Law. An experienced maritime injury lawyer can help preserve your rights to compensation.

I'm 
Harold Eisenman, P.C., a Houston lawyer with more than 36 years of experience handling Jones Act and maritime injury cases. As a general rule, employers will treat injured workers extremely well following an injury in an attempt to control them, keep them from hiring an attorney, and minimize what they have to pay you to settle your claim. However, after this honeymoon period, your employer can cut off yourmaintenance and cure benefits and leave you with nothing.

Contact me for experienced and dedicated Jones Act injury representation throughout the Texas Gulf Coast.

The Jones Act offers you the full measure of coverage for any injury you suffer, including back injury, neck injury, broken bones, head injury, hand injury, brain injury, burns and spinal cord injury. Your right to compensation is limited only by the extent of your injury, and may include:

  • Lost wages


  • Lost earning capacity


  • Pain and suffering


  • Mental anguish


  • Loss of physical capacity


  • Past and future medical expenses


  • Loss of household services


As your lawyer, I will work with experts in the maritime field and the medical field to maximize your recovery for all of your losses related to your injury.

Sometimes hiring a lawyer needs to be confidential for a variety of reasons, which are best explained in a private consultation with an experienced maritime law attorney.

Off-Shore Worker Injury: Who is covered under the Jones Act?
The Jones Act covers injured seaman in work claims. A "seaman" is anyone who works as a member of a crew on a vessel. A "vessel" includes a ship, barge, dredge, trawler, tug, fishing boat, and other types of movable watercraft. The vessel doesn't have to move under its own power, or be moving all the time.
Oil rigs, semi-submersible rigs, and jack-up rigs are considered vessels under the Jones Act.


Under the Jones act, your lawyer has to prove liability in order to make a recovery for your injury. There are two ways your Maritime law attorney can prove liability:

  • Negligence on the part of your employer or a co-worker.
  • Unseaworthiness of the vessel. "Unseaworthiness" can be anything on the vessel that caused you to get hurt, whether it is a broken line or your supervisor asking you to perform an unsafe procedure.


Consultations are always free. ContactHarold Eisenman, P.C., to discuss your maritime injury case with an experienced Jones Act attorney. All of the work we do is on contingency. This means that our law firm 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.

Office hours: 9 - 5, weekends and evening by special appointment. Will travel worldwide to talk to you.

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