Port of Houston

Jones Act Lawyer for Workers Injured at the Port of Houston

The Port of Houston consistently ranks as one of the busiest seaports in the United States. With more than 150 terminals along the 52-mile Houston Ship Canal, the Port of Houston serves more than 8,000 vessels, container ships, offshore drilling rigs and over 200,000 barges annually. Companies across the United States and around the world import and export more than 200 million tons of cargo through the Port of Houston each year. The Port of Houston’s primary imports and exports include:

Port of Houston – Imports

  • Fertilizers
  • Iron
  • Lumber
  • Minerals
  • Organic chemicals
  • Petroleum
  • Petroleum products
  • Steel
  • Wood products

Port of Houston – Exports

  • Animal fats and oils
  • Cereals
  • Organic chemicals
  • Gasoline, Benzene, Aviation Fuel
  • Petroleum products
  • Plastics
  • Vegetable fats and oils

With the long-awaited opening of the Panama Canal Expansion, multiple sources have reported that the Port of Houston and the Texas shipping economy are likely to be two of the biggest benefactors of the new, bigger locks. To prepare for the increased traffic, the Port of Houston Authority has installed new container cranes that are nearly 30 stories tall and dredged deeper channels capable of servicing vessels carrying as many as 13,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). This means more job opportunities for seamen, tug boat and barge workers, longshoremen and other maritime workers. Unfortunately, it means more opportunities for job-related injuries as well.

Injury Risks for Seamen and Other Maritime Workers at the Port of Houston

Longshoremen, seamen and other maritime workers face countless risks on a daily basis. From loading and crane accidents to accidents onboard vessels coming into port, simple mistakes and lack of adequate safety precautions can easily lead to life-changing injuries. When maritime workers get injured on the job, they and their families pay the price, and hiring an experienced maritime lawyer becomes critical. Without experienced representation, if you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you most likely are not going to recover the compensation you deserve.

Why? The answer is simple. Shipping companies and the other major corporations that hire maritime workers at the Port of Houston have teams of lawyers on their side. These lawyers know the Jones Act and maritime law, and they know how to make sure that their clients pay as little as possible to the injured worker. If you don’t have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney fighting for you, you are going to be at a distinct disadvantage.

The Right Choice for Maritime Injuries at the Port of Houston

At the Willis Law Firm, we are committed to helping injured maritime workers and their families. We, too, know what it takes to win, and we do what it takes to help our clients recover maximum compensation. But, don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients have had to say as well.

With the Willis Law Firm, you get:

  • Experience – Jones Act lawyer David Willis has been helping injured maritime workers for over 30 years.
  • Focus – We are devoted to representing injured workers, not the shipping companies.
  • Local Representation – Our offices are located in Houston, Texas.
  • Contingency Fees – Your initial consultation is completely free, and you only pay legal fees if we win your case.

Speak With an Experienced Maritime Lawyer in Houston, TX

To find out if you have a Jones Act or maritime injury claim for compensation due to an injury suffered at the Port of Houston, contact us today and request your free consultation. To speak with maritime injury lawyer David Willis, call 1-800-GOT HURT or submit a request online now. Licensed in Texas and New York, attorney David Willis represents injured maritime workers nationwide.

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