Many offshore oil and gas drilling rigs — semi submersibles, jack-up rigs and drill ships — are technically classified as vessels. Rig workers aboard these vessels may have a claim under the Jones Act if their employer’s (or another party’s) negligence caused their injury. Persons who work on fixed offshore platforms may also have rights, although those rights may differ from those of Jones Act seamen. Our maritime lawyers in Houston can help with drilling rig, ship and platform injuries.
Houston injury law firm Stevenson & Murray represents maritime accident victims and offshore oil and gas platform workers in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and around the world.
If you were hurt aboard an offshore drilling platform, exploration ship, tanker, tug boat or any other maritime vessel, a highly experienced and capable attorney at our firm can help you understand your rights and evaluate your options in seeking maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation. All client consultations are strictly confidential.
When an employer fails to exercise reasonable precautions or to provide for the safety of the crew aboard a vessel, that employer may be held liable to pay for the injuries that result. Claims for employer negligence may include:
If you were injured while employed as a crew member on a drilling rig or oil and gas platform, or if a loved one died in a fatal offshore platform accident, the team at the Texas personal injury law firm of Stevenson & Murray can help you understand your rights and explore your legal options.
We invite you to call our home offices in Houston at (713)597-3836 for a free and completely confidential consultation with an experienced drilling rig, ship & platform injuries attorney. You may also contact us by email for honest answers to your important questions or to schedule an appointment for a case evaluation with our maritime lawyers in Houston.