In today’s oil industry, deepwater discoveries in regions such as Nigeria have created new employment opportunities for individuals who work on oil rigs and platforms. International oil companies have seen the potential of Nigeria and have decided to move into the region to be able to explore energy options. Drilling platforms have been moved to Nigeria by big companies and American rig workers are coming along to work in foreign waters. The work of offshore employees in Nigeria is still just as dangerous and with safety measures not always followed, it is not uncommon for accidents to occur. At Cueria Law Firm, we specialize in maritime laws, both in American areas such as New Orleans and the state of Louisiana, as well as handling cases for Americans who work in foreign waters of Nigeria.
If you are working for a company based in the United States in an offshore position in Nigeria, and are involved in an accident or injury, you will need an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable of the Jones Act. This law is the driving force behind compensation cases involving offshore worker injuries overseas. At Cueria Law Firm, we want to help you with burn injury cases, loss of limb, machinery accidents, and other injury claims. We know that offshore employment is a dangerous field and you deserve compensation when injured. When working in foreign waters, it is important to have an attorney on your side who knows the law and can help you file a legal claim.
Offshore Employer Negligence
In Nigeria, offshore workers will be employed on oil rigs and platforms off the coast. The conditions are already not going to be safe just due to the employment position in the open water. You have the weather to contend with as well as safety measures. The owner and employer of the rig or platform must take great care to provide a safe work environment for every employee. When you are injured due to the negligence of the employer, you can be due compensation. It is important to have your accident or injury reviewed by an experienced attorney who specializes in maritime cases in order to be successful with your case.
Workers must be properly trained to handle equipment. Employers must also be sure that routine maintenance is completed in all areas of the platform and rig. When there is no focus on safety, employees are hurt, and the accident or injury can be no fault of your own.
When you or a loved one are subject to an accident or injury, contact Cueria Law Firm. We can review your case and determine if you are eligible to file a compensation claim.