What should offshore workers do after suffering an offshore platform accident?

If you have recently experienced offshore injuries, taking the following steps will help protect your rights and gather essential information for future legal action:

  1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Your health and safety are of utmost importance. Prioritize receiving prompt and thorough medical care for any injuries you may have sustained.
  2. Document the Incident: Write down details of the accident, including the date, time, location, and events leading up to the incident. If possible, obtain statements from witnesses and collect photographic evidence to support your claim.
  3. Report the Accident: Notify your employer and any necessary authorities of the accident.
  4. Speak with an Offshore or Maritime Injury Lawyer: Retaining legal representation can offer vital support during this challenging time and help ensure your rights are protected. Most maritime and offshore lawyers will offer free consultations, so there’s no reason not to reach out.