Maritime Lawyers in Houston, TX

Our Houston Injury Lawyers Help Injured Maritime Oil and Gas Workers

Offshore rig injuries

Offshore oil and gas drilling rigs, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and drillships are all dangerous workplaces. Rig workers aboard these vessels, can sustain life-altering injuries in an instant. When this happens, who will be responsible for the medical bills and lost wages?

It might surprise you to learn injured offshore workers may have a claim under the Jones Act. If your employer or another party was negligent and caused your injury, you may have a legal claim. Workers on fixed offshore platforms may also have a claim. However, their rights may differ from those of Jones Act seamen. Our maritime lawyers in Houston can help in either instance.

Houston injury law firm Stevenson & Murray represents maritime accident victims and offshore workers. Whether you work on a drilling rig, ship, or platform, we can help you get compensation. We have helped oil platform workers in:

  • The Gulf of Mexico
  • Asia
  • The Middle East
  • Africa
  • The North Sea
  • And Around the World

You will need legal help if you sustained an injury aboard:

  • An offshore drilling platform
  • A tanker
  • An exploration ship
  • A tug boat
  • Or any other maritime vessel

A highly experienced attorney from our firm can help you understand your rights. We help the injured evaluate their options in seeking maximum compensation. This includes your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation. All client consultations are strictly confidential.

Employer Negligence on Offshore Drill Rigs and Platforms

When an employer fails to exercise reasonable precautions or to provide for the safety of the crew aboard a vessel, the court may hold that employer liable for the injuries that result. Claims for employer negligence may include:

  • Requiring crew members to work excessive hours or in severe weather
  • Failure to provide timely medical treatment
  • Errors of navigation and operation
  • Failure to make needed repairs or to follow proper maintenance procedures
  • Improper stowage and offloading practices and procedures
  • Failure to properly train or supervise crew
  • Vessel undermanning or improper training and supervision of the crew
  • Defective lines, cables and equipment
  • Lack of required safety equipment and procedures
  • Unsafe gangways, rigging, steps, ladders or other working surfaces
  • Failure to timely evacuate injured crewmen
  • Negligence or recklessness of another crewman
  • Physical or sexual assault by another crewman
  • Sexual harassment aboard ship
  • Any failure to comply with federal safety regulations that leads to an unsafe workplace or drilling rig injury

If you suffered an injury while employed as a crew member on a drilling rig or oil and gas platform, our Texas personal injury law firm is ready to help.  The team at Stevenson & Murray can help you understand your rights and explore your legal options. We can even help if a loved one died in a fatal offshore platform accident.

Contact Our Maritime Lawyers in Houston for Help

For a free consultation, call our home offices in Houston at (713)597-3836. A consultation with our experienced drilling rig, ship & platform injuries attorney is confidential. You may also contact us by email for honest answers to your important questions. Schedule a case evaluation with our maritime lawyers in Houston today.