On the high seas, collisions with rig floor equipment present serious risks for offshore workers. Dangerous weather conditions, negligent and inexperienced deckhands, faulty equipment maintenance and a variety of other issues can all turn a normal day at work into a life-changing experience that leads to huge medical bills, loss of the ability to work, and prolonged pain and suffering.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we are experienced maritime injury lawyers who understand the effects that rig floor equipment accidents can have on offshore workers and their families. We have successfully represented numerous workers injured on rigs, crew boats and other vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, and we have seen first-hand the pain and stress these accidents can cause. We have also seen first-hand the relief that comes from securing financial compensation, and this is why we are committed to helping offshore accident victims win the compensation they deserve.
Collisions with all types of rig floor equipment are common, and these collisions frequently leave offshore workers suffering from a wide range of serious injuries. Our attorneys are available to represent workers who have been injured in collisions involving:
Injuries in rig floor equipment collisions can range from broken bones and soft tissue damage to injuries sustained from falls to the deck or falling overboard. Many collisions result in internal injuries which may not have immediate symptoms, and this makes it critical for offshore workers injured in rig floor equipment collisions to seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you are not sure where to go for treatment, we can provide you with a referral.
Like all types of offshore accidents, rig hands and other workers who are injured in collisions with rig floor equipment are entitled to seek financial compensation for their losses. In most cases, this involves filing a claim under:
To learn more about your rights after an offshore accident, contact Morrow & Sheppard LLP for a free consultation today.
If you have been injured in a collision with rig floor equipment and would like to speak with a lawyer about your rights, we encourage you to contact us right away. For a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced maritime injury attorneys, call (800) 489-2216 or tell us what happened online now.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.