Off-shore Oil and Gas Workers' Claims

Given the use of heavy equipment, long hours, high seas, and adverse weather, working on an offshore oil or gas rig is dangerous and injuries are likely to happen. Usually injuries on any of the nearly 2,000 offshore oil rigs are due to the negligence of the employer or fellow worker.

Our maritime lawyers represent oil and gas workers seriously injured on the job on drilling rigs, jack up rigs, semi submersible rigs, crew boats, helicopters, production platforms, drilling ships and oil supply ships. Our maritime trial attorneys have experience in cases involving:

  • brain injuries
  • spinal cord injuries
  • amputations
  • fractures
  • burns (chemical, fire, steam)
  • chemical exposure and releases
  • explosions
  • toxic exposure
  • hearing loss
  • vision loss
  • falls
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • wrongful death.

If you have been injured at sea while working on an oil or gas rig, you may have a claim for money damages under the Jones Act and the general maritime law, which create rights for damages against your oil or gas rig employer, including coverage for all medical bills.

Further, when you are injured through the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled to compensation for lost past and future wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, future medical expenses, and other damages.

The complexity of these cases makes it crucial that you hire an attorney. The maritime law attorneys at Howard S. Grossman, P.A. regularly help offshore oil and gas workers who have suffered offshore accidents. With our extensive knowledge and experience in maritime injury law, we will ensure you obtain the medical treatment and compensation you require. We offer free initial consultations with our attorneys, and if we take your case, we will charge no attorneys' fees or costs until you get compensation.