Offshore oil rigs and platforms, as well as the vessels that service them, must carry heavy equipment capable of loading and unloading cargo under treacherous conditions. This equipment must be properly maintained, and crewmembers charged with operating this equipment must be trained and experienced to avoid creating risks for other offshore and maritime workers.
Unfortunately, in many instances, vessel owners fail to perform critical upkeep and maintenance, and operators may hire untrained and inexperienced crewmembers to save money. Regardless of the cause, if you were injured in an equipment-related accident, it is critical that you speak with an attorney about your legal rights.
Among equipment-related accidents on vessels, pinches present some of the most dangerous risks for crewmembers, offshore workers in transport, and other maritime workers on platforms, rigs and even on dry land. With the extreme weight and forces involved in moving supplies and other cargo, pinches frequently result in catastrophic injuries, including severed limbs.
A Houston maritime attorney with Morrow & Sheppard LLP provides experienced legal representation for seamen, longshoremen and other maritime workers who have been injured in heavy equipment accidents involving offshore drilling rigs, tankers, barges and other vessels. We focus on helping our clients recover maximum compensation, including compensation for:
To protect your right to maximum compensation, you need to have at least a basic understanding of your legal rights. During your free initial consultation, we will begin gathering the information we need to assess your claim. Depending on what you do for work, where you were injured and what caused your injury, there are several laws that may protect you. Our job is to use these laws to make sure you recover the full compensation you deserve.
If you lost a limb or suffered any other type of serious injury as a result of an equipment pinch involving a vessel, we urge you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation. To speak with an attorney about your case, call (800) 489-2216 or tell us what happened online today.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.