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If you or a loved one have been tragically injured or wrongfully killed in an oil rig explosion, you deserve compensation. We have years of experience representing workers that were injured in explosions and fires on rigs. Contact The Carlson Law Firm today for a free consultation. We care, we can help.
One of the most common types of injuries aboard commercial vessels and oil platforms are burn injuries. This particular injury is extremely difficult to heal from and can leave an injured worker out of a job for a very long time. Accidents that occur at these locations are often subject to maritime law and the Jones Act, which may allow the seaman who sustained a burn injury to recover financial compensation from his or her employer.
Because offshore work is both physically demanding and straining, maritime workers are often the victims of back and neck injuries. This type of injury is often the result of trauma like a fall from a significant height or is caused by the wear and tear of bones, muscles, and joints over time. Regardless of whether or not the injury is severe or acute, back and neck injuries should always be a cause for concern.
From chains to hatches to winches, and more, offshore workers are constantly working with and around a multitude of equipment that can quickly cause very serious injuries. A very real concern for seamen is the loss of limb or amputation. Whether the amputation was immediate and caused directly by the accident the occurred, or the victim later required an amputation surgery as a last resort to help save his or her life, loss of a limb is always traumatic.
Recovery from a brain injury is expensive and can cost millions of dollars in medical care and lost wages over the victim’s lifetime. These cases also involve complex legal and medical issues. We know that traumatic brain injury victims face months, years or even a lifetime of surgeries, at-home care, medications and doctor visits.
The physical nature of working on an offshore oil rig comes with assumed risks. While often overlooked but difficult to avoid, exposure to hazardous or toxic substances is a serious threat to offshore workers. These injuries are long-lasting and can change the course of one's life.