The Houston Ship Channel
The Houston Ship Channel is part of the Port of Houston which is one of the busiest ports in the United States. Many major petrochemical companies operate refineries along the Houston Ship Channel with the Port of Houston serving as the home of the nation’s largest petrochemical complex. The Port of Houston is approximately 25 miles in length and consistently ranks first in United States for U.S. export tonnage, foreign waterborne tonnage, and U.S. imports.
The 52 mile Houston Ship Channel links the Port of Houston to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and the Gulf of Mexico. Cargo and container ships, barges, tankers and other vessels use the channel to move millions of tons of petrochemical products, grain and other commodities through the Port of Houston each year. In addition to petrochemical facilities, many other industries operate along the Houston Ship Channel including, ship repair, cargo handling and storage, recycling, fuel bunkering and asphalt and cement plants.
Experienced Houston Maritime Attorney
With so much shipping traffic and industrial development, the Houston Ship Channel can be a difficult and dangerous place to work. Dock workers, barge operators, crew members, and other individuals working in the maritime industry can be severely injured when a ship channel accident occurs. Unfortunately, these accidents are often very serious and an injured worker can suffer from complicated injuries that will change the entire course of his or her life.
If you have been injured in a ship channel accident, the Willis Law Firm is here to help. We are a Houston, Texas based law firm with more than 30 years of experience successfully representing workers who have been injured in maritime related accidents.
Attorney David Willis is admitted to practice in Texas and New York and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. He is a leader in Jones Act and maritime injury law and represents crew members and maritime workers nationwide who have been harmed in all types of maritime injury accidents.
The Willis Law Firm – Contact our Houston Offices Today
At the Willis Law Firm we know just how difficult it can be to deal with a serious injury. Our firm understands your injuries are not only painful, but they can require ongoing medical care and even prevent you from returning to your job. It is important to understand that when you are injured in a maritime accident you need to have a strong legal team on your side. When you work with our firm you can take comfort in knowing we will answer your questions and guide you through every step of the legal process. We are an experienced maritime injury law firm that knows the ins and outs of the Jones Act and the many other maritime laws that protect injured workers.
If you have been injured in an accident on the Houston Ship Channel or the Port of Houston contact our law firm today at 1-800-468-4878. Our team of maritime injury attorneys will stand up to your employer and all other parties responsible for your injuries so that you can obtain the financial compensation you need to deal with your difficult situation.