Personal Injury Law

Off-Shore Injury Lawyer

Off-shore workers perform inherently dangerous jobs. The work they do isn’t just important; it is vital to the economy. Fighting for justice and protection when accidents happen is necessary.

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Off-Shore Injury Lawyer: Our Approach

Our goal when handling your case is to provide justice. When you’re working under some of the most dangerous conditions in the country, it’s important to be requited appropriately -- especially in cases of negligence or recklessness. In instances of fatality, we will work passionately to help workers’ loved ones recover financially and emotionally.

Common Off-Shore Injury Accident Cases

Oil Platform

01

Oil platforms, also known as offshore drilling rigs, are large structures that hold facilities for petroleum and natural gas extraction. Workers on these platforms are subject to falling objects, commercially-sized swinging cables, raised loads, unsecured ladders, wet stairs, and slippery catwalks.

Rigger

02

A rigger works moving large, heavy objects around with the assistance of machinery. Not only do riggers work in the presence of dangerous materials, like oil or gas, but they also deal with rough seas, long hours, and subpar safety regulations.

Shipyard

03

Shipyard employees are injured more than almost any other profession while they dismantle, build, and maintain ships. These craftsmen experience heavy material moving, dangerous equipment, and chemical handling. The Longshore Act covers most accidents that happen in shipyards.

Commercial Fishing

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Commercial fishermen have unique compensation laws because of their workplace. They’re protected by federal maritime law as well as the Jones Act. The rough sea can cause falling from the open deck or through an open hatch. Head and back injuries are most common.

Crane Accidents

05

Crane accidents are rare, but when they happen, they have grave outcomes. Workers may be subject to impacts from a crane collapse or being struck by a crane jib. When these accidents occur, they injure the head, back, and spine -- all absolutely vital areas of the body.

Spud Barges

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Spud barges are marine construction work platforms held in place by steel shafts. Spuds may accidentally drop or slip due to operators’ poor training or lack of standard operating procedures. In addition, the stabilizing pins can become dislodged and fall onto employees.

Off-Shore Injury Lawyer FAQs

Q1.

What should I do if I/my family member experience an off-shore injury?

Off-shore injuries are incredibly dangerous for a number of reasons, which is why immediate medical assistance should be sought. In cases resulting in fatality, we recommend the family contacts an attorney as soon as possible. We’ll help you gather any missing documentation, and get you the compensation your family deserves.

Q2.

What can I receive compensation for?

The gravity of these situations makes you eligible for a range of compensation types depending on your specific situation. Compensation may be awarded for mental and emotional anguish, medical expenses, disfigurement if applicable, and any lost wages.

Q3.

Why do I need a lawyer?

Settlements can be complicated. Employers and insurance adjusters fight aggressively to minimize the compensation they provide. Our firm understands the necessity of defending the Jones and Longshore acts, and we’re here to protect the rights of sailors, marine workers, and dockworkers.

Q4.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

Most off-shore injury cases are settled outside of court, which makes them speedier processes. On average, the parties may come to a settlement within 30 to 60 days. Like any other lawsuit, resolution is affected by case specifics, like time lost from work, recovery time, and injury severity.

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