Offshore drilling accidents are some of the untold horror stories of modern American industrial accidents. Oil drilling on land is already one of the most dangerous professions in the world, but water adds an entirely new dimension to this hazardous endeavor.
But what do the victims of offshore accidents do after they've recovered from the shock of such a traumatic experience and are ready to look into their legal rights?
Fortunately many of the same protections that apply to seamen and sailors also apply to workers on oil rigs and platforms. Helicopter pilots, drillers, riggers, and any other platform workers can be considered seamen and sailors and therefore can be protected under the Jones Act and other admiralty laws.
Unfortunately, maritime law is one of the most complicated and poorly understood areas of modern legal practice. Many offshore oil workers may feel intimidated by their employers to return to work without taking the necessary precautions to prevent further injury. Other times, the remote location of oil drilling platforms can increase the likelihood of further injury because of lack of proper medical attention.
At our law firm, we have a team of legal experts with dozens of years of professional expertise in helping clients recover losses and damages suffered as a result of offshore accidents. Consequently, we understand the best methods to use to win or settle on behalf of victims of offshore accidents, and we won't stop working for you if the going gets a little tough (as it sometimes does in cases of offshore accidents.)
Contact us today via telephone or email, and we'll set up a no-obligation consultation with one of our legal representatives. Together, we'll make sure that you start on a path to receiving remuneration for the pain and suffering you've endured due to any offshore accidents you've experienced. Best of all, in most cases of offshore accidents, you'll owe us nothing until we get restitution for you.
Thus, you have nothing to lose. Call now and start learning about your legal rights as a result of your offshore accident.