Offshore workers in the Gulf of Mexico are subject to unique hazards. Heavy machinery, dangerous work and slippery deck conditions combine to create one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs around.
Special maritime and admiralty laws apply to workers injured at sea, including those accidents involving:
- Drilling rigs
- Tug boats
- Crew and supply vessels
- Production platforms
- Transport helicopters/aviation accidents
- These laws include the Jones Act, The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
The Jones Act applies to the members of a crew of a vessel such as a drilling rig. Injured workers who work on a fixed structure such as a production platform may be covered by the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act.
If you have been injured at sea and on the job, you will be facing an international corporation, a large insurance company and professional insurance adjusters with in-house lawyers to protect their interests.
You will need an attorney with experience handling cases involving oil rig accidents and maritime claims, who will ensure that justice will prevail. I have always said that companies need to be held accountable for their actions. You took on one of the most dangerous jobs in the industry. If safety measures were not what they should be, let’s hold them responsible.
You'll need a good attorney to help if you're ever injured in an offshore accident.
Call me today to discuss your offshore injury.
For help with your offshore accident or Jones Act claim, call Errol Cormier at 337-237-2100.