Maritime Law

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Description of Practice

For years, GERMER attorneys have successfully helped their clients, including those within the petrochemical industry, navigate through complex litigation based upon admiralty and maritime law, including claims related to the following:

  • Unseaworthiness;
  • Maintenance and cure;
  • The Jones Act through injured seamen;
  • The Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act;
  • Personal injury;
  • Wrongful death and survival;
  • Collisions between vessels; and
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) litigation.

The firm's attorneys work with a wide array of clients who operate in Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Gulf Coast, including all general liability insurers, self-insured and noninsured companies.   The attorneys at GERMER frequently and seamlessly unite industry and its insurers to provide a successful claim and/or litigation strategy.

The firm's attorneys understand that in today‚Äôs economy, more and more workers and companies are moving offshore in an effort to locate and retrieve oil and natural gas, which can cause unforeseeable claims and litigation against those employers and companies specializing in this type of work.  The attorneys of GERMER can handle, defend, and assist these entities in any type of maritime law claim that may arise.