Common Injuries At Sea Getting hurt on the job can happen to anyone, but offshore workers perform a physically demanding job that can be very dangerous. Many things can go wrong on a vessel, especially if your employer is negligent in maintaining a safe working environment. Unfortunately, maritime injuries are an all-too-common reality in this industry. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident while working offshore, it is vitally essential for you to be aware of your rights. The lawyers at Cueria Law Firm are aggressive in defending the rights of Offshore workers who have been hurt while working on a maritime vessel. Common injuries while working offshore include, but are not limited to, the following: Head and Neck Injuries Back Injuries Burn Injuries Shock or Electrocution Broken Bones or Fractures Hearing Loss Loss of Limbs Brain Damage Spinal Cord Injury Causes of Injuries can result from: Slip and falls on ladders, stairs, or decks Crane accidents Accidents involving mooring lines, drilling pipe, or falling equipment Improper lifting, loading, hauling or throwing heavy equipment Fires and explosions Accidents during transport to or from the workplace Equipment Failures If you have been injured in an accident while working offshore, you may be entitled to money damages under the Jones Act or other legislation relating to seamen. Call our experienced Jones Act Attorney today for your free consultation at (504)525-5211.