Common Oil Rig Injuries Highlight Perilous Job Risks

Dennis Sullivan

Dennis Sullivan is a shareholder with Stepp & Sullivan, P.C. in Houston. His trial practice has an emphasis in civil litigation, including representation of individuals injured by the negligence of others, including catastrophic injuries and those injured in aviation and maritime accidents.
Dennis Sullivan

If an oil rig injury has occurred to you or someone you love, you know you need a special lawyer who has extensive experience in maritime law and personal injuries. We know the oil rig injury is causing you stress, anxiety besides the pain you are going through. The last thing you need to be worried about is how you will pay your medical bills or who will pay for them?

We don’t let you go through any oil rig injury by yourself. We can help fight to get you the medical and financial help you need now. We don’t want you to fight the battle alone. We are legal experts in maritime law, and we know the legal strategies needed to help you with your oil rig injury or accident.

We have 35 years of legal experience and have represented our clients in personal injury, death, maritime and admiralty, and more. We fight for your rights and battle for you in court. We are also your legal advocate at all times. Don’t handle your medical rehabilitation, pain, suffering, and a lawsuit by yourself. We are a safe legal platform you need.

Oil Rig 

One thing you feared most has happened. You have been injured in an oil rig injury. You saw it happen to other people you worked with, but you never thought it would happen to you. You know you need to get the help you need to help you recover. But you do not understand where to start. We know the answer to your questions because we are what you seek.

Foremost, you need to know the statistics about offshore oil rig injuries. On average, a worker in the oil and gas industry is six times more likely to die on the job than any other American worker. Texas has the most fatalities of oil rig accidents with all being in the oil and gas industry.

Oil rig injuries that occur offshore make the news every year. Sometimes the oil rig offshore explosions or incidents are small and sometimes they aren’t. You don’t have to go back far in time to remember what happened in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 on the Deepwater Horizon. They even made a movie out of it although that may have done little to help the families of those who died.

It may not surprise you that since 2003, there have been 69 offshore deaths, 1,349 injuries and 858 fires and explosions in the Gulf of Mexico. Then you have offshore oil rig accidents which are caused by cables, transportation boats to and from the platform rig, etc.

Gulf Coast Area Offshore Rig Accidents

The Gulf Coast area has particular injuries in offshore oil rig accidents whose numbers keep growing. Many times offshore workers are hurt on the deck or oil rig platform from swinging cables or falling objects, etc. Fires and explosions cause the most serious injuries, and sometimes it is not from the flames.

Broken ventilation systems and combustible fumes in small, enclosed areas create serious injuries when they happen. You can even get injured on inland waterways, rivers, and lakes. Waterways throughout the Gulf Coast quality for maritime legal protection under the Jones Act if your safety was compromised by poor workplace practices. Then if you were on a jack-up or near-shore rig, you could qualify for the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act.

Maritime Injury Lawyer

We are maritime lawyers in Houston who understand the economy of your job. We understand both what you do and why you do it. We also know you want to work because you need to make money to help pay for the medical care you need and your day-to-day living expenses.

We can help you with getting you money for whatever medical care is needed and your rehabilitation costs. We can also help you receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering. We do this by going through our stellar legal process. It all begins at the first meeting we have with you. We want to learn about your injury. We want to understand what you need and find out more about the situation which caused the accident. We make every client we have our advocacy cause.

Once, you combine our caring advocacy skills with decades of legal experience in courtrooms; you have the winning combination you need. Our stellar legal skills serve our clients well, no matter how complex their case may be. Your employer is always going to minimize your injury or the damage it caused you. It is our job to find out why or how the accident occurred. We can even investigate the facts with our professional investigation resources when your company is trying to mitigate their exposure.

It means everything to us when we advocate and litigate a successful conclusion in getting you the help you need. We refer you to medical, rehabilitation, or other professionals who can help you. We know financial compensation is only the first step in making sure you and your family have financial security. There is still your long road toward full health.

Oil Rig Injury

You have now joined a club you never wanted to be in. The club comprises members who have all suffered from an oil rig injury. You may start having PTSD symptoms from your injury or feel you may not work on an offshore oil rig again. You have been through a frightening event. It is normal to have strong feelings about it. These feelings are ones we can get you help in both services and financial compensation.

Collectively, we have over 70 years of experience.  Jad Stepp, has litigated or settled over 2,000 personal injury and death cases. There is no greater advocate with such stellar legal skills. There is no good day to have an offshore oil rig injury or accident. But if you reach out to us now, we can help you take a step towards the financial compensation you need for your healthy future.

 

 

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