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Offshore employment is good work with good pay, but that good pay comes with a price. Working offshore can be very dangerous. Unfortunately, it is a common occurrence that offshore workers are seriously injured, sometimes fatally. These injuries are not just accidents. Most often, they are caused by the negligence of the company or the contractors hired to work on the rig.
You are entitled to maintenance benefits, necessary medical care, lost wages, and other damages if you were hurt in an accident caused by negligence while working offshore. Stepp & Sullivan’s maritime injury lawyers assist offshore workers who have suffered workplace injuries. From our offices in Houston, we represent offshore workers all around Texas and the nation.
Offshore Rig Workers Are Entitled to a Safe Place to Work
Offshore workers are exposed to a multitude of dangers, ranging from fire to slips, trips, and falls; from exposure to hazardous chemicals such as H2S to asbestos; from lifting dangers to electrical hazards; and from crane dangers to noise injuries, among many others.
As an offshore worker, you do not have to put up with dangerous conditions. You are entitled to a safe place to work. You are entitled to properly-trained fellow workers and to be provided with the correct equipment and tools for your job. If you have received injuries while working offshore, you deserve to be fully compensated and made whole.
The law which governs offshore injuries is complex and requires an experienced offshore rig attorney. Included in the many different laws that could apply to offshore injuries are the Jones Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and the Death on the High Seas Act. Because each of these laws applies to different types of injuries and the locations of injuries, you need an experienced offshore injury attorney to fight for you.
What Damages Are Available in a Maritime Personal Injury Claim?
Offshore workers who have sustained workplace injuries are protected from bearing the financial burden of their injuries and other costs resulting from a workplace accident. Injured offshore workers, whose injuries result from the negligence of someone else, have the right to recover damages such as the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy
- Funeral costs
- In-home rehabilitation
- Change in lifestyle
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Anyone who has suffered losses from offshore accident injuries would benefit from speaking with a knowledgeable maritime personal injury lawyer with experience handling offshore accident claims. With years of training and experience, maritime personal injury lawyers who have handled a range of offshore accident cases may be able to assist you in establishing a claim for the damages you need.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Knowledgeable Maritime Personal Injury Attorney Today
When you’re an injured offshore worker, offshore injuries can leave you suffering emotional, physical, and financial damage that can affect you for the rest of your life. Never let the company or its insurance pay you less than you are due.
At Stepp & Sullivan, we are committed to seeking justice for offshore injured workers in Houston and throughout Texas and the United States. To schedule a free consultation with a Stepp & Sullivan offshore injury attorney, call our office today at (713) 336-7200 or complete our convenient contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.