Offshore employees are the backbone of the oil and gas industry. Helping procure the important elements that fuel transportation in the United States, offshore workers face many occupational dangers on a daily basis. At risk of serious injury, offshore employees should understand the rights they have for when accidents occur.
Offshore Oil Platform Accidents
As the 2010 explosion on Deepwater Horizon demonstrated, employment on an oil rig is extremely dangerous. Oil platform accidents can be caused by a variety of hazardous situations, such as equipment failure, stormy weather, vessel collision, structure deterioration, human error and more. Injuries that result range from major to minor impairment including broken limbs, brain, spine or back trauma, burns and can even be fatal. This is why it is very important for companies that operate offshore oil rig platforms to keep safety in mind.
Fortunately, not every oil platform accident is as extreme as Deepwater Horizon. But an accident that injures an offshore employee can lead to long recovery periods, expensive medical bills and other unplanned hassles for them and their family. Accidents can happen anytime, but many are found to have been preventable. If a company’s poor management of operations led to your accident, they should be held accountable. A maritime lawyer will be able to help take your case to court and use their expertise to give you the best representation possible.
Our national maritime lawyer, Brent Cueria has decades of experience helping injured maritime employees get the compensation they deserve. We will use our expertise to your advantage. Investigating your accident to the fullest extent, Brent Cueria will be able to determine who exactly is responsible for the accident that led to your injury. Maritime law is on your side and our maritime attorney will make sure your company takes care of you and your family.