Oil Rig Injuries & Accidents Lawyer
Maritime Lawyers Serving the Gulf of Mexico
Being an oil rig worker is a dangerous job. Just take a look at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion (also known as the BP oil spill) of 2010. That accident – which was recognized as the largest oil spill in history – killed 11 people, injured 17, and resulted in the spilling of more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil rig accidents can result from all types of causes, from equipment malfunctions to violations of safety regulations.
If you are an oil rig worker who was injured in the course of your employment, our offshore maritime injury lawyers at Daspit Law Firm can advocate on your behalf and help you go after the compensation you deserve. If you received your injury while you were offshore, then you will likely be eligible to sue your employer under the Jones Act. If you were onshore or inland at the time of your injury, there may be other ways for you to obtain compensation. Whatever your circumstances are, we are here to assist you!
Types of Oil Rig Accidents
Our legal team of oil rig injury and accident lawyers at Daspit Law Firm is prepared to handle all types of oil rig accidents. Do not hesitate to speak with one of our lawyers about your case!
Common oil rig accidents include:
- Explosions and fires
- Oil blowouts and spills
- Oil platform accidents
- Equipment-related accidents
- Oil rig collapse or malfunction
- Helicopter accidents (transportation to and from the oil rig)
Oil rig accidents such as the ones mentioned above can lead to all types of injuries, such as serious burns, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, and much more. In some cases, the injuries are even fatal.
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At Daspit Law Firm, we have experience handling major litigation cases involving the oil industry. For example, oil rig injury and accident attorney John Daspit spent a significant amount of time representing victims of the BP Texas City Refinery explosion of 2005. Contact our firm at (346) 888-2410 so we can discuss your options for securing financial compensation for your injuries as an oil rig worker. We offer free case evaluations!