While swing rope transfers are being used less frequently due to the inherent risks involved, many offshore workers are still being asked to put their safety at risk by boarding offshore rigs and vessels using swing rope transfers. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, our maritime injury attorneys fight for workers and families who have suffered losses due to swing rope transfer accidents.
For workers who make their living offshore, getting to work often means traveling on a crew boat or supply ship to a vessel, rig or platform stationed in deep water. There are a number of different ways to transfer from one vessel to another, among which is the swing rope transfer.
In most cases, in order to use a swing rope transfer, the decks of the two vessels or rigs must be relatively equal in height, and sea and weather conditions must be calm. However, even under the best of circumstances, swing rope transfers still frequently result in accidents. When these accidents lead to serious or fatal injuries, it is critical for workers and their families to fight for the compensation that is available under the law.
If you were injured during a swing rope transfer, there are potentially several different ways that you can seek to recover financial compensation for your injury-related losses. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, our attorneys frequently represent injured offshore workers in claims involving:
After any offshore accident, the key to maximizing your financial recovery is to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. When you contact Morrow & Sheppard LLP about your swing rope accident, we will arrange for you to meet personally with one of our experienced attorneys right away. Once we know what happened, we will pursue an aggressive case strategy designed to secure the largest possible financial recovery through a negotiated settlement or, if necessary, at trial.
Injuries from a swing rope transfer accident should not ruin your life. The experienced maritime injury attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can help. To get the help you need to secure compensation for your medical expenses and other losses, call (800) 489-2216 or contact Morrow & Sheppard LLP online and get started with a free and confidential consultation today.
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