Help for Injured Maritime Oil and Gas Workers
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. The law firm of Stevenson & Murray specializes in Drilling Rig, Ship & Platform Injuries.
The Houston, Texas, law firm of 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.
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, that employer may be held liable to pay 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
- Failure to make needed repairs or to follow proper maintenance procedures
- Failure to properly train or supervise crew
- Errors of navigation and operation
- Improper stowage and offloading practices and procedures
- 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 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 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.