Life on the water can be exciting and challenging. It's an occupation that carries unique and dangerous risks. Maritime workers have to be aware of potential accidents that can happen while working on Texas waterways and the Gulf of Mexico.
Workers often have to perform tasks in the vicinity of potential explosions, equipment failures, or fires. A loss of control due to weather or other hazardous conditions can result in unexpected collisions, falls, or deck accidents. Even though maritime workers try their best to stay alert, their employer is still required to take certain precautions to minimize workplace risks.
When performing any job on the water, it is important for workers to understand their rights under the Jones Act of 1920. This statute grants the possibility of compensation when a sailor is killed or injured while carrying out their duties; or when the master, owner, or another sailor has been negligent and therefore owes the injured person or their family compensation. The Jones Act also gives the maritime worker the right for their lawsuit to be heard through a jury trial.
Robert Grossman is well aware of exactly how important every case is, and how each lawsuit needs to be documented and presented to show how the incident happened. He makes sure that the conditions of each accident are thoroughly investigated to identify where neglect may have played a role.