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  • Briggle & Polan Secure $400,000 with co-counsel in defective tire case


  • Briggle & Polan Settle Case for $255,000 on Behalf of Local Carpenter Who Fell In An Open Grate At His Apartment Complex


  • Woman Who Fell at Hotel


  • Briggle & Polan Resolves Car Wreck for Passenger


  • Briggle & Polan Settle Case for $140,000




Maritime Jones Act Lawyers

Maritime and offshore accident and injury cases occur when you are injured on the job while working at sea or on the inland waterways. Such injuries can range from being minor to life-threatening, or even career-ending. These injuries are often the result of negligence, and you may be entitled to compensation for theses injuries, including payment of past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, impairment, and other types of damages. Our maritime law firm makes it a priority to represent injured workers and their families in Houston, TX. We have never represented a maritime employer or insurance company. We represent the working men and women who serve in the maritime industry, regardless of where in the world you are located or need help.

Protect Your Rights Under Maritime Law & The Jones Act

If you are a maritime worker and have been injured on a ship, boat, barge, vessel, semi-submersible, jack-up rig, trawler, tug, or other marine vessel, you have rights under maritime law and the Jones Act. It is very important that you contact an experienced maritime lawyer quickly to protect your rights. The companies, their attorneys, and the insurance adjusters will act quickly to limit (or even eliminate) your compensation. You need an aggressive legal advocate on your side, that knows the rules that you do not; a maritime attorney with a proven track record of success.

We get a lot of the same questions from our Maritime clients. Below is a list of some of the most common questions with answers:

  • How do you know if the company is telling the truth about your Maritime case?
  • What's the number one mistake you can make after you've been hurt offshore?
  • How can you get instant information to protect yourself and make sure the company doesn't trick you?
  • Should you give a recorded statement?
  • What's your case worth?
  • How do you get the best medical care while you're recovering from an injury?
  • Are you thinking about hiring a maritime lawyer for your case? How do you find the best attorney for you?
  • Afraid of getting "blackballed" if you hire a lawyer or pursue a legal case?
  • How do you pay your bills if you can't work?

Still Have Questions About Our Maritime Lawyers?

Our maritime-focused website is packed with thousands of pages of information designed specifically to help you research your legal, medical, and financial options. But, you may still have some questions. For example, you may be wondering if you even have a case, and if you do, how much your case is worth and how long it will take before you get a settlement. We know you're probably getting pressure from a lot of different people and we want to help relieve some of that pressure and help you if we can.

Clients Testimonials

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    I don't feel very comfortable with lawyers in general but both, Parker and Hayden made me feel at ease, they were very professional, they explained the process and possibilities when we discussed my case. The outcome for me was absolutely better that I could ever expected. I was very lucky that a friend referred me to them and I would encourage anyone to seek their advice and services.

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    I went through a hard time financially which led to some bad choices and criminal charges. I wanted to fix everything but had no idea why. Polan worked with me and got my case dismissed. He also worked with me by letting me do a payment plan. I definitely recommend him if you need a reliable, smart, hard working lawyer.

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    Parker and Hayden were there for me when I needed representation after being injured in a car accident, and I couldn't be happier with the services they provided. They practice law with the up-most integrity, and were available to communicate with me whenever I had a question or need. They were very patient and thorough when explaining the process of settling my car accident claim, and worked with all the medial providers and insurance companies involved to ensure I got the care that I deserved.

    Lauren S.
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    Very professional and very quick to respond!! These guys took care of us. We will use their professional services again if needed."


Get the Personal Injury Representation You Deserve

If you have been injured aboard a vessel, you may be eligible to file a claim under the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to receive benefits for your medical expenses and lost wages. It is important to hire a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights. At Briggle & Polan PLLC, we look after the rights of injured seamen and longshoremen. Your employer will likely insist that you see its doctor and mislead you about your rights. Our experienced attorneys will look after your interests and make sure you get the treatment and financial benefits you are entitled to.

Some employers will attempt to discourage workers from obtaining information about their legal rights and will try to get workers to file claims under workers' compensation laws or longshore harborworker laws instead of the Jones Act. If an employer is unwilling to fairly compensate workers, a lawsuit can be filed in federal district court seeking damages, however most cases are settled prior to trial.

To learn more about our practice and the types of issues we can help you with, please contact us anytime at 866-247-HELP for a free consultation.

One piece of leverage that employers have is the threat to withhold paychecks, leaving injured workers unable to pay their bills. We undercut this by working with our clients to get maintenance benefits paid at the highest rate possible to make sure they maintain income during their case. For a free, confidential consultation, contact us today.

There are no costs upfront, and we only get paid if we are able to obtain compensation. We look forward to answering your questions and making sure you understand your rights.

Call Houston's maritime injury law firm at 866.247.HELP for a free consultation.

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Do Not Settle On Local Representation

You do not have to settle for local representation when it comes to choosing an attorney. Based in Austin, we represent clients throughout Texas and across the nation. We pursue full compensation for the victims of catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, including those who were injured offshore in Houston. To aid us in demonstrating the needs of our clients, we work with professional experts throughout Houston such as doctors, surgeons, psychologists and vocational experts.

We prepare every case for the possibility of trial and are prepared to go the distance to protect your rights if you are not offered a settlement that is in your best interest. We welcome the opportunity to help you achieve a favorable outcome that provides for your current and future needs. The first step to holding negligent parties accountable and making sure you get what you deserve is to contact us for a free initial consultation.

Free Case Evaluations

Attorney's fees for Maritime and Jones Act claims are based on a contingency fee. You owe nothing if there is no settlement or award. No matter where you live, the lawyers and attorneys at the Briggle & Polan PLLC, can help you get the help you need. Our maritime lawyers can contact you to answer your questions.

There is no obligation and the initial phone call is always free of charge. Call toll free 866-247-HELP, or send us an email at Call today and let us help you with any questions regarding Jones Act, Maritime, or Offshore Injury claims.

Why You Need Help After A Personal Injury Accident

Some employers will attempt to discourage workers from obtaining information about their legal rights and will try to get workers to file claims under workers' compensation laws or longshore harborworker laws instead of the Jones Act. If an employer is unwilling to fairly compensate workers, a lawsuit can be filed in federal district court seeking damages; however most cases are settled prior to trial.

Briggle & Polan PLLC, has knowledgeable maritime lawyers and attorneys who will help you during this difficult time. Competent maritime lawyers can help get you the cash settlement that you deserve.


    Hayden Briggle is a Texas native who graduated from Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. From there, he went on to graduate with his Bachelor’s in Plan II Honors and Spanish from The University of Texas; upon graduation, he attended The University of Texas once more to receive his Masters in Professional Accounting, as well as his Law Degree. During his time at law school, he gained considerable legal experience by working for Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., a prestigious law firm in the area.

    After receiving his law degree, Hayden spent the first four years of his practice working there; he was actively involved in their litigation, health law and corporate departments. During his four years there, he helped to represent the firm’s clients in a wide variety of cases – on both the state and federal level. In the last year of his practice at Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P, Hayden held dual positions as he also served the City of Austin as a prosecutor. He chaired over 35 jury trials.