Dallas Oil Rig Accident Attorney
Representing Workers Throughout Texas
Working in the Texas oilfields presents one kind of safety challenge, but working on an offshore oil rig adds an entirely new level of danger. For workers who have been injured while working offshore, you may be able to get compensation through the workers' comp system, recover money under the Jones Act and maritime law, or file a third-party personal injury claim.
The way you are compensated and the amount and type of compensation you receive will depend upon the facts of your accident: where it occurred, who was responsible and who employed them. A work injury lawyer at our firm can discuss your case and advise you if an investigation is needed. You can speak to a lawyer for free and you pay no attorney's fees unless you receive money for your claim.
If you or your loved one was injured in an offshore oil rig accident, talk to the Dallas oil rig accident attorneys at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP as soon as possible—call (214) 301-5007.
Does My Job Fall Under the Jones Act?
The Jones Act is a maritime law protecting the rights of injured seamen, but it also protects other workers on sea vessels, including offshore oil rig drillers and workers on jack-up rigs with retractable legs. Because these drilling rigs aren't fixed to the ocean floor, the workers on jack-up rigs are covered by the Jones Act if they are injured at sea.
One of the most common accidents on an oil rig is falling from heights. Like oil and gas fields in the States, there are often a number of different contractors, subcontractors and consultants working on an oil rig at the same time. If a worker is negligent in securing a gate, it puts other workers at risk of falling. If workers higher on the rig aren't careful, tools and equipment can fall on workers below.
Another risk for offshore oil rig workers is helicopter crashes or boating accidents as the workers are being transported to and from the oil rig. Air currents can be a big problem for helicopters taking off or landing on helipads in the Gulf of Mexico. If your loved one was killed in a helicopter crash while being transported to a rig, you can recover for his wrongful death under maritime law.
Call for a Free Consultation—(214) 301-5007
If your loved one was injured while working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, we are ready to provide aggressive, effective representation to help you get justice and compensation. Contact our Dallas, Texas, personal injury law office to schedule a free consultation.