If you or someone you know has been involved in a serious accident as an offshore worker, we can help. At Cueria Law Firm, we have represented employees of the maritime industry for many years and understand the ins and outs of legal action that can be taken due to accidents on the job. In many cases, the accident occurred due to the negligence of the employer or co-workers. Equipment plays a large role in the danger associated with maritime employment and knowing how to avoid such accidents is of the utmost importance.
Below are a few examples of how equipment is involved in offshore accidents, so you can learn what to avoid and how to seek compensation if you have been injured in such as an accident.
Many offshore employees use cranes on a daily basis. A crane can cause injury in several ways. To begin, a crane will lift and move heavy items from one area to another, from boat to dock, etc. When not used properly, the crane can cause injury. Without proper training, a crane operator can drop heavy equipment on to another employee, causing severe injury and even death. A crane can also malfunction due to improper maintenance, which also leads to injury.
It is important to ensure you work for a company that provides the proper training as well as handles the maintenance of cranes, so you are in a safe work environment.
If you work on an oil rig or perhaps with the engine of a vessel, you may be at risk of hearing loss due to loud machinery. Proper training should be provided to work in these areas along with precautions taken to ensure hearing remains intact. Without proper ear protection, hearing can be lost partially or completely. It is essential that employers provide protection for the ears so that you are not at risk of losing your hearing.
Overall, proper training for employees combined with regular maintenance of machinery and equipment is vital to a safe work environment in the maritime industry. Unfortunately, there are employers who do not take such safety precautions to heart and their negligent actions result in the injury of employees.
How We Can Help
At Cueria Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for you. We are happy to review your case and determine the best course of action for your claim needs. Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys will help you file a claim for compensation, seeking monetary help for the injury you sustained. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.