Any offshore rig worker knows that working on offshore rigs can be dangerous. Offshore workers are exposed to unique dangers not faced by land based rig workers. More often than not, when a serious injury occurs an injured offshore rig worker is hours away from medical help.
Too often offshore rig workers are injured due to the negligence of a co-worker, their employer or another company working alongside them. Offshore Rig workers face the risk of:
- Wrongful Death (Death on the High Seas Act)
- Back and Neck injuries
- And other severe bodily injuries
If you have been injured offshore while working on an offshore oil rig, you may have a claim for damages under your local State law or Federal Maritime law. The attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas represent injured maritime workers and accident victims in Texas, throughout the Gulf Coast and across the nation.
If you are injured on a jack up rig or floating oil rig, you may be entitled to bring a claim under a federal law called the Jones Act. Injured maritime workers who make a successful claim under the Jones Act can often recover more monetary damages than damages available to workers on fixed platforms who are limited by compensation under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). However, even if you are injured on a fixed platform, maritime law still provides for financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
If you have been injured offshore while working on a jack up rig, a floating oil rig or a fixed platform, contact the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.