International Maritime Injury

The law provides a way to seek compensation for workers harmed in international as well as U.S. waters. Whether you are a U.S. worker injured while working abroad or a foreign worker harmed while working offshore for a U.S. company, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries occurred in performing your job duties.

Maritime injuries arise in the international context when workers are sent from the U.S. to work in foreign waters, such as:

  • The Middle East
  • Africa
  • South America
  • The North Sea
  • Antarctica

Common issues that may arise when pursuing an international maritime claim include:

  • Determining the proper law to apply;
  • Deciding in which country to file suit; and
  • Handling any Maintenance and Cure payments made by the company to the injured worker.

Our firm provides representation for international maritime claims involving:

  • International Transport Federation (ITF) worker injuries
  • Jones Act claims
  • Death on the High Seas Act claims
  • Longshoreman rights
  • Tanker, cargo ship, workboat, tugboat and barge accidents
  • Offshore oil rig accidents
  • Seaman and harbor worker rights
  • Wrongful death litigation for drowning victims and other fatal injuries

International Maritime Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers

The lawyers at Raizner Slania are prepared to help you with your claim whether a U.S. citizen or citizen of another country. Our lawyers have established a network and knowledge across Texas and the globe to assist our clients in pursuing their personal injury claims. We have the resources to pursue your claim anywhere in the world.