In the offshore industry, fire and explosions are unfortunately a common occurrence. When an explosion occurs, a vessel or rig can suffer serious damage. A vessel can sink and leave employees stranded, injured and even lead to death. On an offshore platform, a fire can lead to workers being trapped and burn injuries occur, also with the potential for death. Offshore work is very dangerous, with seamen and offshore workers suffering from an injury on a regular basis. When you are injured on the job, it is important to have legal expertise in your corner. At Cueria Law Firm, we provide personal injury services for offshore workers, with the care and legal support you need to move forward.
At Cueria Law Firm, we have seen time and time again how a fire can lead to a downturn in a maritime worker’s life. Physical ailments such as burn injuries as well as emotional trauma are just the start. Injured maritime workers often have large medical bills due to hospital visits and rehabilitation needs due to the burn injury. The financial strain can quickly become overwhelming. Our New Orleans burn injury attorneys can assist with turning around a helpless situation and helping you with earning compensation.
Fire and Explosion Causes
When you work offshore, you understand the danger involved. Despite knowing the danger, you should also know that employers have to take the proper precautions against fire and explosion. Fire and explosions can take place due to improperly maintained pipelines or offshore equipment that runs off fuel or electricity can catch fire due to maintenance issues. Employers of vessels and oil rigs must make sure that maintenance is completed in every area, with proper training provided to employees. When maintenance and training protocols are followed, employees are less likely to be injured.
Employers who are negligent in their duty to provide a safe work environment can be at fault if their negligence is the reason behind your injury. Our Louisiana burn injury attorneys know the maritime law and will review your accident and injury to see if you have a case for compensation. We look at every aspect, from the reason behind your injury, if the employer failed to provide a secure work environment and more. With these details, we can determine what maritime laws apply to your case and help you to seek compensation.
When you or someone you know is involved in a maritime accident that results in an injury, contact our office. We will help you to make a full recovery of compensation for medical bills and other financial needs.