Oil Rig Explosions

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Lawyers Representing Victims of Oil Rig Explosions and Fires

We Are an Experienced Team of Oil Rig Injury Attorneys

Oil company employees and other offshore and maritime workers in the Gulf region are often exposed to dangerous working conditions that can lead to oil rig explosions and fires. From malfunctions on oil rigs to maintenance issues with vessels and land-based machinery, it is frightening to think about just how many risks offshore and maritime workers truly face on a day-to-day basis.

Unfortunately, these risks too often lead to life-changing and fatal accidents. While many explosions and fires are the tragic result of bottom-line thinking at the oil companies, many more result from simple mistakes and unexpected equipment failures. From electrical issues to massive oil and gas leaks, there are countless dangers that can change people’s lives forever in the blink of an eye.

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Experienced Lawyers for Oil Rig Injury and Fire Victims and Their Families

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we are aggressive advocates for individuals and families who are suffering due to injuries and loss of life resulting from oil rig explosions and fires. We have extensive experience handling offshore injury and wrongful death claims, and we have the skills and resources necessary to take on the big oil and shipping companies doing business in the Gulf of Mexico. With offices near downtown Houston, we represent victims and their families throughout the Gulf region, and our lawyers are available now to stand up for your legal rights.

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Common Causes of Oil Rig Explosions and Fires

Without question, one of the worst and most well-known explosions in the Gulf of Mexico was the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. Eleven oil rig workers died and millions of barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf. Investigators ultimately attributed the Deepwater Horizon explosion to a number of different contributing factors, ranging from a top-down de-emphasis of safety protocols to the misinterpretation of pressure test results following sealing of the well.

Along with these types of mistakes, a wide range of other issues continue to lead to offshore and other maritime explosions and fires every year. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Oil rig equipment malfunctions, including valves, alarms and separators
  • Electrical fires
  • Oil and gas leaks
  • Blowouts
  • Engine room failures
  • Lack of adequate safety measures
  • Employer and employee negligence

Regardless of the cause, as a maritime worker (or the close relative of a maritime worker who was killed in an explosion or fire), there are special laws that may entitle you to recover significant financial compensation for your losses.

No Fee Unless We Win

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we understand the hardships injured workers or victims and their loved ones face as they try to heal and make sense of their accident. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means no fee unless we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you.

Compensation for Victims of Oil Rig Injuries

Laws like the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Death on the High Seas Act provide special protections for oil rig workers and their families. Recognizing the dangers that maritime and offshore workers face on a daily basis, in many cases these laws provide for no-fault compensation. This means that victims and their families are often entitled to compensation regardless of the cause of the explosion or fire. However, these laws also allow for fault-based claims, and in many cases filing a fault-based claim is necessary in order to recover full compensation.

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, a Houston oil rig injury lawyer will help you seek the largest possible settlement or verdict for your losses. We will take on the responsible parties to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. To learn more about your legal rights, schedule a free consultation today.

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Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured oil rig workers and their families, and we can help you fight for just compensation. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about protecting your legal rights, call (800) 489-2216 or request a free consultation online now.

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These guys were there when I needed help and advisement..Don’t waste your money or time going elsewhere..thank you Nick and thank you to Chris also..great people
Steven Kemp
Steven Kemp
14:43 05 Jan 19
Nick Morrow and John Sheppard are the best. I was paralyzed in a work injury. Several other lawyers turned down my case. Morrow & Sheppard hired expensive experts, took dozens of depositions, and proved my case. I saw them in court against a team of defense lawyers, and the defense lawyers didn’t stand a chance. Morrow & Sheppard took my case all the way when nobody else would. Now my family is set up for life. Throughout the process, they kept me updated and made me feel like I was more than a number. I still talk to Nick to this day. Morrow & Sheppard exceeded my expectations in every way, and I cannot recommend them enough. If you are injured at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.read more
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jeff holloway
23:20 17 Oct 18
John Sheppard and Nick Morrow were two of the brightest stars in my law school class and my class of lawyers at Fulbright & Jaworski, one of the most elite and prestigious law firms in Houston and Texas. I have known both of them for well over a decade now and throughout that time they have both always lived up to the highest standards of intellect, tenacity, and professionalism. They are both winners. If you need a Houston lawyer who will stand up for your rights and get you the justice you deserve, I wholeheartedly recommend Morrow & Sheppard. read more
Holt Lackey
Holt Lackey
20:39 17 Jul 15
John Sheppard, with Morrow & Sheppard LLP, is brilliant. On more than one occasion, he successfully represented various affiliated companies I was part of. John is very diligent, thorough and fights hard for righteousness. There were numerous times that he helped us through extremely difficult moments. John is very professional, responsive and respectful. I highly endorse Morrow and Sheppard LLP for legal representation and/or legal assistance needs. read more
Don Knight
Don Knight
21:19 15 Jul 15
My experience with John, at Morrow and Sheppard, during my company’s litigation was better than I could have imagined (considering the circumstances of being involved in litigation). What stood out to me the most, was John’s tenacity in preparation. I later realized this came from two places, one he didn’t want to lose and two (and most importantly) he CARED so much about me getting justice. I cannot stress this enough, when you are dealing with a lawyer that truly cares, then all of the other stresses I had around the case seemed to go away. I was always kept up to date with what was going on in our case, and he always made it very clear he was just an email or call away! In addition to these attributes, he also knows the law and is willing to fight for what is right! It would be tough to find another lawyer that is as highly effective, skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and has such an impeccable reputation (which is well deserved). I would recommend Morrow and Sheppard to anyone seeking out a law firm, in the event they needed counsel.read more
Brian R
Brian R
16:04 14 Jul 15
Nick and John are a great team. They are both honest, trustworthy and have a tenacious work ethic on behalf of their clients. They stand behind these qualities, having left partnerships at great law firms to commit 100% to achieving results for individuals and businesses. They will fight for you and I'm proud to call them clients and friends.read more
Jim Bell
Jim Bell
13:58 13 Jul 15
John and Nick are outstanding lawyers. They are both extremely sharp, skilled, hard-working, and passionate about what they do. I would highly recommend either of them to anyone looking for high-level service that also happens to be affordable.
Will Moore
Will Moore
22:08 10 Jul 15
Morrow & Sheppard LLP is an outstanding law firm. I have known Nick Morrow for many years. He is honest, hardworking, and very attentive to his clients. I could not recommend him enough for your legal needs.
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Caroline Bean
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