Oil Rig Accidents

Let Our Louisiana and Gulf Coast Maritime Attorneys Guide You Through the Aftermath of Your Oil Rig Accident

Why Accidents and Injuries Can Happen On An Offshore Oil Rig Floor

Working on an offshore oil rig is dangerous work.  Many seamen suffer injuries while working on the drilling floor.  These floor hands, assistant drillers and derrick hands face dangers that other rig workers may not have to face.  To learn the main reasons accidents and injuries occur on the rig floor, read our article, Reasons accidents and injuries happen on an offshore oil rig floor.  It provides the common causes of such accidents, AND it discusses what you can do if you are faced with such dangers.  Our Louisiana Jones Act Lawyers explain Jones Act law for you.

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If you have been injured at sea while working on an oil rig or other offshore platform, you may be entitled to compensation under the Outer Continental Shelf Act. This and other admiralty laws protect the rights of injured seamen and maritime workers while holding employers liable for their negligence if an employee suffers a personal injury or wrongful death. Serving Louisiana and Gulf Coast injury victims, our maritime attorneys can help you obtain fair compensation for your suffering. Over the course of more than four decades, The Young Firm has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We can help you, too; contact our maritime attorneys to schedule a free consultation.

Oil Rig Injuries

Offshore oil drilling is very dangerous and commonly results in catastrophic injuries and, tragically, even death. At The Young Firm, our Louisiana and Gulf Coast maritime attorneys fight for the rights of injured offshore oil workers. We understand how to analyze the causes of maritime, offshore, and diving accidents and do what it takes to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

Our lawyers represent oil workers who have suffered injuries on:

  • Oil rigs
  • Drilling ships
  • Production platforms
  • Service and supply boats
  • Lay barges
  • Helicopters

When safety regulations are not properly met or enforced, injury victims are entitled to compensation for any injuries that result. Our Louisiana and Gulf Coast maritime attorneys can help you hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence. Contact The Young Firm today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.

Outer Continental Shelf Act Claims

The Outer Continental Shelf Act, administered through the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program, provides injured workers with compensation for such losses and expenses as lost wages and medical bills. It affords oil rig and other offshore workers the right to sue employers for medical expenses (both past and future), lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

In cases involving the death on an employee, surviving family members may recoup funeral expenses and will receive a regular check for half of the deceased’s weekly wage. Our maritime attorneys have successfully resolved many Death on the High Seas Act and wrongful death claims.

Contact Our Maritime Attorneys

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or burn injury, or if you have lost a loved one to wrongful death, contact The Young Firm. Serving Louisiana and Gulf Coast-area victims, our maritime attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of our clients, and we can help you, too. Schedule a free consultation and case evaluation today.