Oil Rig Explosions
When you work on an oil rig, you put your life on the line every day. The possibility of a serious injury or death due to explosion is something of which you are aware. Maybe you have even seen a co-worker injured or witnessed an injury that resulted in death. Oil rig explosions are a major contributing factor to injuries and fatalities on rigs.
Dangerous conditions are part of the job, but you are still entitled to recover compensation. Injured rig workers generally file claims under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) or pursue third-party claims due to defective equipment.
Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, has more than 70 years of combined legal experience. We can provide the guidance that you need. We are an established legal practice that can stand up for your rights against the insurance company and in the courtroom whenever necessary.
Were You Injured In An Oil Rig Explosion?
Oil rig explosions can cause serious, life-altering injuries, including:
- Head trauma
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Crush injuries
- Internal injuries
In the most tragic circumstances, an explosion can result in death. Surviving family members are also protected by the law and can obtain compensation for their economic and noneconomic losses.
Our lawyers are well-versed in the state and federal laws that are in place to prevent oil rig accidents and explosions. When a company fails to follow these laws, serious injuries and death can occur. Whether they failed to maintain equipment, used old equipment that no longer functioned properly or did not properly train employees on equipment use, our law firm will get to the root cause of the accident.
Contact Our Louisiana Law Firm To Discuss Your Rights And Options Regarding An Oil Rig Explosion
If you were injured or a loved one was killed while working on an oil rig, do not hesitate to call our lawyers for a free initial consultation. We can be reached at 504-521-7946 or toll free at 800-249-1306. You may also contact us online. Located in New Orleans, our attorneys represent injured oil rig workers throughout Louisiana, including those in Metairie and Baton Rouge, as well as in the 48 contiguous states.