Supply vessels, also commonly known as platform supply vessels or “PSVs,” serve as acritical links between ports and offshore oil platforms. In the Gulf of Mexico, supply vessels routinely transport platform workers, equipment and supplies from dry land to platforms tens, and in many cases hundreds, of miles offshore.

For crew members, seamen, platform workers and others who spend time on supply vessels, each day presents an entirely new set of risks and challenges. Tragically, these risks and challenges often lead to accidents that result in serious, life-changing injuries. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we are passionate about representing injured offshore workers, and if you suffered injuries in a supply vessel accident you can count on our team of experienced attorneys to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Supply Vessel Accidents: Common Causes

While some supply vessel accidents involve major issues such as fires and explosions, it does not take this type of incident to cause serious injuries. On the Gulf of Mexico, even seemingly “minor” accidents can lead to serious injuries. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, a Houston maritime accident lawyer is available to represent seamen and other offshore workers who have been injured on supply vessels due to issues such as:

  • Collisions with docks or platforms
  • Crew shortages
  • Lack of training or supervision
  • Maintenance issues
  • Slippery decks and other fall hazards
  • Shifting cargo and supplies
  • Vessel and equipment malfunctions
  • Other “unseaworthy” conditions

In any case, it is essential that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The Jones Act and other federal laws provide special protections for offshore workers, but you need to act quickly in order to preserve your rights.

Supply Vessel Accidents: Common Injuries

Slips, falls, being struck by moving objects, and exposure to flames or fumes can all easily lead to serious injuries that require immediate treatment and long-term rehabilitation. In many cases, supply vessel accidents will leave workers with permanent scars that impact the rest of their lives. If you suffered any of the following types of injuries in an offshore accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation:

  • Back or spinal cord injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Facial or head injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Muscle, ligament or tendon injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Soft tissue injuries

Supply Vessel Accidents: Standing Up for Your Rights

If you have been injured in a supply vessel accident, what should you do? The most important step you can take is to speak with an experienced maritime attorney. Offshore accident cases are complicated, and in order to seek maximum compensation for your losses you need to choose a law firm that has a proven track record of securing favorable results for its clients. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we regularly represent injured offshore workers and their families, and we invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help protect your legal rights.

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To find out if you have a claim for financial compensation, contact the Houston, Texas law offices of Morrow & Sheppard LLP and arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Call (800) 489-2216 or request an appointment online and start protecting your rights now.

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