Simon – O’Rourke handles Tanker and Freighter cases as well as all Jones Act and Maritime Cases that involve accidents on vessels of all types and sizes.

Cargo Ship, Tanker and Freighter Cases

If you work on a tanker, freighter, bulk carrier or other type of vessel, you are a Jones Act Seaman and have special legal rights and protections under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law.

Simon-O’Rourke knows the Jones Act and General Maritime Law and has extensive experience representing injured those injured while working offshore.

Working as a Jones Act Seaman is physically demanding and dangerous. The unique hazards that result from working on a steel vessel in the high-seas bring risks not common to other jobs.

As a Jones Act Seaman, your employer and the vessel owner owe you special duties and obligations that include:

  • providing you a safe workplace,
  • providing a seaworthy vessel,
  • having properly maintained equipment,
  • providing qualified supervision,
  • providing adequate and proper training and
  • providing sufficient crew or helper to do a job.

When your employer or the vessel owner fail to meet their safety obligations under the Jones Act or General Maritime Law, serious accidents can, and do occur.

If you have been injured working on a vessel call us at 281-667-4081.

Top Five Questions:

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How long with a case take?

How do I pay for my medical treatment?

How do I pay my bills?

We know that hiring a lawyer and pursing a claim are very big decisions that will impact your life and your family’s future.

We will discuss your case and use our 27+ years of combined experience representing Maritime Workers to give you the best answers that we.

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Cargo Ship, Tanker and Freighter

Workers We Can Assist

  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Able Bodied Seaman
  • Deckhand
  •  Captain / Master
  • Boatman
  • Engineer
  • Mechanic

Types of Vessels We Have Experience With

  • Tankers
  • Cargo Ships
  • Freighters
  • Bulk Carriers
  • Multi Purpose Vessels (MVP0
  • Sealift Vessels
  • Container Ships

Damages we have fought for:

  • Lost Income
  • Medical Treatment and Costs (Cure)
  • Cost of Living (Maintenance)
  • Future Medical
  • Lost Income
  • Lost Future Earnings
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Future Pain and Suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Punitive Damages (Gross Negligence Claims)

Proven Skill and Knowledge Relevant to Your Maritime Injury Case

  • We are familiar with many different types of jobs and vessels in the Maritime industry.
  • We have extensive knowledge about the safety rules and laws involved with Jones Act Seamen.
  • We know common safety violations that occur when working on a vessel.
  • We know the short cuts that companies take.
  • We know the pressures that are put on those working on vessels such as Cargo Ships, tanker and freighters.
  • We know the proper Maritime safety procedures and the improper procedures seamen have been told to do.

Do Not Be Blamed:

Are you being told that you violated a safety procedure?

Were you told (or pressured) to “cooperate” with the company or else you would be fired for violating safety procedures?

Were you given written safety policies but told and trained to do things differently?

If so, you are not alone. We have represented many clients that have been told that they “violated” safety procedures. Many of these workers who were not properly trained, told to violate a safety procedure by a supervisor, or were pressured to get the job done with no regard for safety.

We fought for those clients and we will fight for you.

When you hire Simon – O’Rourke:

  • 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.

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