Oil Rig Explosions and Fires

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More than $1 Billion Handled for Injured Workers in Oil Rig Explosions and Fires

Our Houston oil rig explosion attorneys are privileged to assist injured offshore and maritime workers throughout the United States with a focus in Texas and Louisiana. Oil and gas employees and other maritime workers working offshore 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 oil rig explosions and fires are the tragic result of bottom-line thinking at the oil and gas companies, many more result from simple mistakes and unexpected equipment failures. From electrical issues to massive oil spills, there are countless dangers that can change people’s lives forever in the blink of an eye.

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

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, our offshore injury lawyers are aggressive advocates for individuals and families who are suffering due to maritime 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 gas companies doing offshore business in the Gulf of Mexico. With offices near downtown Houston, we represent oil rig explosion and fire victims and their families throughout the Gulf region, and our offshore injury attorneys are available now to stand up for your legal rights.

Common injuries after oil rig explosions and fires include:

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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 oil spill 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, separators, blowout preventers
  • 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 offshore worker (or the close relative of a offshore 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 offshore 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 offshore injury attorneys have extensive experience representing injured oil rig workers and their families. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or tragically killed in an oil rig explosion or fire, you may be entitled to compensation. Act now to protect your legal rights by calling (800) 489-2216. You may also request a free and confidential consultation online.

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