At The Burkett Law Firm, we take great pride in protecting the rights of offshore workers who have suffered injuries or illness while on the job. Our offshore oil rig accident lawyers devote a significant amount of time and legal resources to ensure that our clients’ right to compensation is not denied.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in the Port of Corpus Christi or the Gulf Coast, we invite you to talk to our oil rig accident lawyers now for a free no-obligation case review. Here, we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay anything unless we help you obtain a recovery.
Common Types of Offshore Oil Rig Accidents
With over a decade of experience, our personal injury lawyers have had a chance to represent offshore oil rig workers who have been injured in a wide range of accidents, including:
Collisions – based on reports from OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, crashes are among the most common types of offshore oil rig accidents. Most of these often happen when workers and equipment are being transported to or from offshore oil rig sites.
Falls – workers in offshore oil rig sites usually work from elevated heights and on slick surfaces. If the proper safety and fall protection equipment are not provided, a fall could occur, resulting in severe injuries or even death.
Fires and explosions – offshore oil rigs are often characterized by highly flammable gases and vapors. These can easily cause fires due to open flames, sparks from welding or cutting tools, hot surfaces, or friction. High-pressure line bursts or leaks are also known to cause fires and explosions.
Caught between/caught-in/struck-by – it is common to find lots of heavy equipment and machinery in an offshore oil rig site. Whether it’s the rotating wellhead equipment, forklifts, derricks, or cranes, these machines can cause serious caught between/caught-in/struck-by accidents.
Regardless of the specific offshore oil rig accident that has caused your injuries, we can help establish who is liable and even work with you to recover what you rightfully deserve.
The Largest Offshore Oil Rig Accident in History
When you hear of offshore accidents, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, arguably the most massive marine oil spill and explosion in history. The accident occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, causing more than deaths and nearly 20 nonfatal injuries.
The sad reality is that similar offshore oil rig accidents are still more common than you might think. That means that individuals working in offshore oil drilling companies are more likely to get injured – or even killed – on the job compared to an average American worker. The good news is that you may have a right to seek compensation if you got injured – or a loved one died – in an offshore oil rig accident. Talk to our experienced maritime injury lawyers today to learn how we can help.
Seeking Compensation for Injured Offshore Oil Rig Workers
While it’s possible to seek compensation after an offshore oil rig accident, injury claims involving offshore oil drilling rigs present a wide range of legal issues. For instance, you will need to establish whether you qualify for compensation under the Jones Act or are only eligible to collect maintenance and cure. Luckily, this should be among the least of your worries if you trust The Burkett Law Firm to handle your case. We have extensive experience in all legal options available after an offshore oil rig accident. Our maritime attorneys understand the ins and outs of all the applicable laws and know how to obtain favorable results for injured offshore oil rig workers. Reach out to our Corpus Christi office today to learn how we can be your strong advocate.
Talk to Our Offshore Oil Rig Accident Attorneys for Help
There is no denying that the sea can be a dangerous place, especially if you are an offshore oil rig worker. At The Burkett Law Firm, we recognize the numerous hazards that offshore oil rig workers face, and we realize how demanding the job can be, both mentally and physically. That’s why we dedicate our time and legal resources to helping Texas individuals who have suffered injuries while working on an offshore oil rig site. Our lawyers – most of whom are board-certified in personal injury trial law – are devoted to building strong cases and ensuring that our clients recover full and fair compensation. Give us a call today so you can book a free case evaluation.