The expansion in offshore drilling in recent decades has given rise to a corresponding increase in offshore oil and gas accidents. Working on an offshore drilling rig or platform is extremely dangerous. It is essential that owners and operators implement all safety measures necessary to protect workers. When they do not and injuries and fatalities occur as a result, the injured and those who lost loved ones may have legal recourse.
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At our Houston law firm, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our attorneys have been helping clients injured because of the negligence of others since 1951. We have the experience and knowledge of the oil and gas industry to provide clients with the information they need to make decisions about their legal cases after offshore accidents. Because these cases often involve several types of law, it’s important to work with a law firm with deep experience in the field. Call us today at (713) 222-7211 (toll free 713-222-7211) or contact our office online for a free consultation.
Causes of Offshore Accidents and Injuries
Offshore platform and rig workers are injured and killed because of:
- Explosions and blowouts
- Worn or defective equipment
- Lack of proper safety precautions and training
- Broken or missing guardrails
- Lack of protective equipment
Injuries resulting from such failures include head and brain trauma, burns, back injuries and hypothermia from exposure. Broken limbs from falling equipment and trip-and-falls are also common.
Employees at all levels are vulnerable to offshore oil rig accidents. Our attorneys represent roughnecks, engineers, roustabouts, derrick hands, drillers, laborers, welders, mechanics, rig operators and support personnel such as cooks and medical staff.
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