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Drilling Rig, Ship & Platform Injuries

Help for Injured Maritime Oil and Gas Workers

Offshore rig injuries

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.

For Accident Victims

Stevenson & Murray is industry renowned for remarkable successes and deep expertise handling complex and sophisticated accident and personal injury cases. From the moment we open a claim through trial and to the last appeal, we are passionately committed to making a life-changing difference for each and every client we represent.

The lawyers of Stevenson & Murray are seasoned litigators and advocates for personal injury victims. We consider all personal injury cases but specialize in cases involving wrongful death, maritime and admiralty law, trucking accidents, large commercial fires, talc claims, and commercial and industrial accidents.

Have you been hurt in an accident? Contact our offices in Houston today to discuss your rights and legal options in a free consultation with a leading personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney.

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For Lawyers

It is an honor and a privilege to work side by side with some of the best in our industry. Stevenson & Murray welcomes the opportunity to work with other law firms. We have a long and proud tradition of partnering with co-counsel to strengthen a client’s case. Decades of experience in our practice specialties and an exceptional record of achievement both in and out of the courtroom position us well to support the case needs of associating firms.

Our reputation as a leading personal injury firm and our uncommon litigation skill provide key advantages to our partners and their clients. Whether you are looking to add depth or breadth of experience to a case, expand jurisdiction or geographical coverage, provide additional resources to investigate or try a case, or leverage our relationships with top experts in numerous industries where we excel, we help co-counsel secure top verdicts and settlements.

Stevenson & Murray is a leading choice for clients and lawyers alike. Our referral business is a source of great pride for our entire team, and we constantly strive to earn and maintain the highest level of respect from our colleagues.


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