Simon – O’Rourke is your Offshore Maritime Cases law firm. If you were injured in an Offshore Maritime Case, you need the experienced and aggressive lawyers at Simon – O’Rourke on your side.


There are  many different types of jobs and occupations in the Maritime industry. While the jobs may vary, they all involve working on the waters and they can all be dangerous.

Fortunately, there are laws which offer special protections for those that work as maritime workers. These laws are unique and complicated. 

An injured Maritime Worker can possibly bring multiple and different types of claims, depending on certain factors.

You need a lawyer that:

  1. Knows applicable Maritime codes, laws and case law;
  2. Knows the different types claims that you can bring and
  3. Knows how to take a case to trial.

Offshore Maritime Cases

Important Terms:

The Jones Act




Offshore Drilling Cases

Common Offshore Drilling Vessels:

  • Semi-Submersibles
  • Jack Ups
  • Lift boats
  • Work Boats
  • Inland Barges
  • Crew Boats
  • Supply Boats

Intracoastal Waterway Cases

Common Intracoastal Vessels:

  • Pushboats
  • Tugboats
  • Pullboats
  • Bunker Barges
  • Hopper Barges
  • Bulk Cargo Barges

Tanker / Freighter Accidents

Common Vessels:

  • Cargo Ships
  • Tankers
  • Freighters
  • Bulk Carriers
  • Multi Purpose Vessels (MPV)
  • Sealift Vessels

Dredge Cases

Common Dredge Work Vessels:

  • Dredges
  • Boosters
  • Tenders
  • Quarter  Barges
  • Crane Barges
  • Anchor Barges
  • Pontoon Lines
  • Spud Barges

If you were injured offshore, call Simon – O’Rourke at 281-667-4081.

When you hire Simon – O’Rourke for your Offshore Maritime Case:

  • You are hiring a law firm that is going to handle your case in-house;
  • You will know the actual lawyer who is going to represent you; and
  • You are hiring experience.

Why Hire Simon – O’Rourke:

The lawyers at Simon – O’Rourke have over 27 combined years of experience representing Maritime workers. We know the laws. We know what claims you can bring, and we know how to take a case to trial.

We are a litigation law firm and represent our Maritime Clients ourselves. This is important.

If you are injured and talking to a lawyer, ask him if he is going to handle your case “in-house”. If he cannot answer your question with the single word, “YES,” chances are that the lawyer is merely trying to sign up your case to get a fee interest and then he will refer your case to lawyer that you never met nor spoke with.

Awards and Recognitions


Workers We Have Represented:

  • Floor Hand
  • Roustabout
  • Derrickman/ Derrick man
  • Crane Operator
  • Assistant Driller
  • Engineer / Oiler / Mechanic
  • Motorman
  • Boat Captain / Pilot / Master
  • Wiper
  • Mud Engineer
  • Drill Fluid Operator
  • Wire Line Operator
  • Welder
  • Diver
  • Offshore Catering / Cook
  • Offshore Steward / Housekeeping
  • OS / Ordinary Seaman
  • AB / Able Bodies Seaman
  • Deckhand / Deck Hand
  • Bargeman / Barge Man
  • Tug Crew / Deck hand
  • Leverman / Lever Man
  • Tender Operator
  • Booster Operator

We have sued and brought Offshore Maritime Cases against many maritime companies. Below is just a sample of the some of the companies that we have handled claims against.

  • BP
  • Diamond Offshore
  • Nabors
  • Transocean Offshore
  • Rowan Companies
  • Hercules Offshore
  • Nobel Drilling
  • Parker Drilling
  • Spartan Offshore Drilling
  • Edison Chouest Offshore
  • Great Lakes Dredge and Dock
  • Weeks Marine
  • Orion Marine Group
  • Mike Hooks
  • Baywater Drilling
  • Kirby Inland Marine Group
  • G & H Towing

Types of Cases We Handle

Auto Accidents

  • Car wrecks
  • 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Pedestrian – Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Auto – Train Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents

18-Wheeler / Commercial Vehicle Accidents

  • 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Auto – Train Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Offshore Maritime Cases

  • Offshore Drilling Accidents
  • Work Boat & Crew Boat Accidents
  • Intracoastal Waterway Accidents
  • Dredge Accidents
  • Tanker Ship and Freighter Accidents
  • Barge Accidents
  • Jones Act Cases
  • Death at the High Seas
  • Maintenance and Cure
  • Oil Spill and Contamination Cases
  • Tug and Pushboat Cases
  • Vessel Negligence
  • Unseaworthiness Claims

Industrial and Refinery Accidents

  • Refinery Accidents
  • Processing plant Accidents
  • Manufacturing plant Accidents
  • Accidents at Docks and Ports
  • Wharehouse Accidents
  • Construction site Accidents
  • Transit Center Accidents
  • Chemical Plant Accidents
  • Drilling Operations