Offshore workers make up a huge portion of the workforce in Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf South. Unfortunately, offshore 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 important for you to be aware of your rights.
Working offshore can be a dangerous business. There are a number of things that can go wrong on a vessel or drilling rig, especially when that worker’s employer is negligent in maintaining a safe working environment.
Common injuries while working offshore include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Slip and falls on ladders, stairs, or decks
- Crane accidents
- Accidents involving mooring lines, drilling pipe, or falling equipment
- Injuries caused by improper lifting, loading, hauling, or throwing heavy equipment
- Fires and explosions
- Problems during personnel transport to and from the workplace
Call us today so that we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
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.