By the very nature,maritime oil rig injuries happen daily in the offshore drilling industry. These oil rig injuries to an offshore worker can sometimes be worst as a result of the type of job they are working, the distance from medical attention and the demands put upon an offshore worker. The offshore oil rig drilling injuries can occur in the same manner as they do on a land based oil drilling rig. Oil well drilling can involve many types of drilling platforms ranging from oil drilling platforms, drill ships, jackup rigs, barges and stationary platforms.
The injuries to a offshore worker can resulting in drilling rig accidents, pipe, casing, injuries from the slips, tongs or other oil rig accidents. Besides drilling accidents, many offshore workers, Jones Act seamen, longshoremen, and offshore oil & gas workers are exposed to many toxic chemicals, including benzene that can cause MDS & AML Leukemia, asbestos that can cause mesotheloima and other solvents, thinners and paints that can cause nerve damage. Offshore rig, vessel & oil & gas platform injuries and death including toxic exposures are governed by the Jones Act, State based Worker’s Compensation, the General Maritime Law, for OCS injuries the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and/or other Federal and State based causes of action. It is very important that you contact an attorney / lawyer that understands the differences and can help you preserve your rights under the law.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on a offshore vessel, boat, oil rig, drillship, helicopter, offshore oilrig, supply vessel, transfer basket, crew boat, oil rig, oil production platform or any other industrial setting and you believe that your injuries were caused in whole or part by another corporation, contractor, or entity, then call and talk to Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer with 20+ years of Experience. Call Toll Free now for a FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION at 1-800-883-9858. Nationwide Assistance is Available.