New Orleans Offshore Injury Claims Lawyers
Drilling rigs, jack-up rigs, fixed platforms and semisubmersible platforms are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Injured workers may file for benefits under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). Depending on the nature of the accident, they may also file third-party claims. In either case, the assistance of an experienced lawyer is critical.
At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, we help injured rig and platform workers recover the benefits and compensation they need after an on-the-job injury. We will review your accident claim and determine which type of compensation you are eligible to receive. Our New Orleans offshore injury claims attorneys will guide you through the claims process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Oil And Gas Platform Worker Injuries
We represent rig and platform workers, including gas and oil workers, crane operators, scaffolders, welders, roughnecks, roustabouts, derrick hands, pumpmen, engineers, electricians, foremen and management personnel. These workers may suffer catastrophic injuries such as fractures, crush injuries, internal injuries, amputations, burns, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Wrongful death caused by these injuries or by drowning is not uncommon.
Many platform and rig injuries are caused by:
- Explosions and fires
- Defective equipment
- Crane or scaffold collapse
- Accidents aboard the helicopter or crew boat to the platform
- Toxic exposure
- Strong storms or tidal waves
- Safety violations
A negligent third party may be responsible for your injury. This can include the manufacturer of defective equipment, a subcontractor that violates safety procedures or a third party that transports you to the rig. Separate personal injury or wrongful death suits may be filed against these parties in addition to any OCSLA or other claims you may have.
Contact Our Louisiana Oil Rig Injuries Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 504-521-7946, 800-249-1306 toll free or contact us online.