Since their introduction to the offshore drilling industry, semisubmersible vessels, semisubmersible drilling rigs and other mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) have been touted for their ability to withstand rough waters and dangerous storms. While these are certainly important benefits for the oil companies and drilling contractors, they also mean that offshore workers are often being asked to do more under conditions that may have previously led to them being called back to shore.
With offices in Houston, TX, the attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP provide experienced legal representation for workers who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones in semisubmersible accidents in the Gulf of Mexico and other offshore drilling locations around the world. Our attorneys have a proven record of success in offshore accident cases, and our firm is experienced in using the Jones Act and other maritime laws to help clients maximize their financial compensation.
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in an accident involving a semisubmersible vessel or an MODU, contact us for a free consultation about your rights today.
Like other types of vessels and offshore rigs, semisubmersible vessels and MODUs present numerous dangers for workers. While many of these dangers exist on a daily basis, the risk of a serious injury on a semisubmersible can increase significantly in poor weather conditions or if the vessel or rig is not properly maintained. Our offshore injury attorneys are available to represent workers and their families in cases involving:
Since semisubmersibles are floating vessels, workers onboard semisubmersibles in the open water will generally qualify as “seamen” under the Jones Act. This means that they are entitled to seek both (i) no-fault maintenance and cure benefits, and (ii) full injury compensation through a Jones Act negligence claim. If an issue with the semisubmersible itself caused the accident (such as inadequate maintenance, negligent design, lack of safety gear or slip-and-fall risks on deck), they may also be able to pursue a claim against the owner of the semisubmersible.
In any case, if you or a loved one was injured on a semisubmersible, it is not important that you know who is responsible. What is important is that you seek prompt medical attention, and that you speak with an experienced maritime injury attorney as soon as possible. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we can walk you through everything you need to do to protect your rights, and we can quickly launch an investigation to identify all of the parties that deserve to be held accountable.
To get started on you offshore semisubmersible accident claim, contact the Houston, Texas law offices of Morrow & Sheppard LLP for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are available 24/7, so call (800) 489-2216 or tell us what happened online now.
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