Offshore accidents can have serious consequences. The hazardous environment means that death in accidents is a real possibility. Offshore workers have a fatality rate that is seven times higher than that of all other workers in the U.S. Common offshore accidents include chemical burns, slips, falls, helicopter crashes, illnesses, exposure to hazardous chemicals, etc.
If you work on a vessel on a navigable waterway then you are covered by offshore injury laws. Offshore accidents are settled by laws that differ from those that govern accidents on land. Offshore injuries can occur on offshore facilities that include compliant towers, drillships, fixed platforms, inland barges, platform rigs, etc.
We can help you if your loved one has suffered in an offshore accident. Our in-depth knowledge of marine law has enabled us to represent many clients across Texas. Against the big ship-owners and conglomerates, you won’t get far in your battle for compensation, unless you have an experienced lawyer backing you.