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Maritime Accidents May Lead to Serious Head Injuries

Commercial fishermen who work aboard fishing boats, as well as other offshore workers who work on tugboats or other types of ships and vessels, are often in danger from their surroundings. There are many crew members handling equipment and participating in unsafe practices. When the negligence of other crewmembers or defective equipment leads to your maritime accident, serious injuries, such as head and brain injuries, may occur.

Many head injuries can be life altering, as the consequences of the injury can be influenced by getting prompt and thorough medical treatment. When offshore workers are injured out at sea and experience swelling from a head injury, they will most likely need to be airlifted to a hospital for medical treatment.
The amount of time the injured worker goes without getting proper medical care and the type of brain or head injury he suffered can make all the difference in the seriousness of the injury.

Suffering a head injury in a maritime accident may result in many of the following problems:
  • Seizures
  • Memory problems
  • Serious headaches and double vision
  • Loss of hearing, smell and taste
  • Balance problems
  • Dizziness
  • Cognitive problems (difficulty speaking, thinking and reasoning)
  • Personality changes
  • Loss of certain functions

If you are a tugboat worker, seaman, or fisherman who has suffered a concussion, skull fracture, brain injury or serious head injury at sea, you may be able to recover damages for your maritime accident. A skilled offshore injury lawyer will be able to explain your rights and help you seek damages.

Since a serious maritime head injury can ultimately take away your ability to work again and earn a living as you once did, you need to make sure that you are taken care of. This is why it is important to put your case into the hands of a skilled Texas offshore injury attorney at the Voss Law Firm. Call us today to schedule a free legal consultation at 888-614-7730.
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