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Offshore Drilling Accident Attorney
Offshore rig and platform workers experience dangerous conditions at work, including explosions, slip and fall accidents due to oily decks and unsecured equipment, malfunctions of equipment, and injuries caused by being forced to work shorthanded. They should know that the law protects them and that Pascoe Law Firm can help enforce their rights under the law. As of 2012, it was estimated that there nearly 4,000 oil rigs in the Gulf. With a large increase in offshore oil production has come a significant increase in the number of oil rig accidents. Each year, there are about 12,000 worker injury accidents on offshore oil rigs and most were due to non-compliance with rules designed to make rig workers safe. Our Offshore Rig and Platform Accident Lawyer servicing the Galveston, Houston, Baytown, Beaumont, League City, Clear Lake, Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast areas. Contact our law firm at 713-829-4317.
Offshore Drilling and The Jones Act
- Deck hands
- Barge workers
- Line workers
- Crew members
Common Types Offshore Drilling Rig Accidents
- Structural damage to the rig
- Malfunctioning or defective drilling rigs, wellheads and other machinery
- Improperly designed or installed safety features
- Worker Error in operating rig equipment
- Gas leaks
- Hazardous weather conditions
Does the Jones Act Apply to Offshore Drilling Accidents?
- Location: Not all offshore accidents are the same. Governing law depends on where the platform is located. Is it within the territorial waters (12 miles from shore) of the United States? If so, the Jones Act applies. If the rig is further away from shore, then the Jones Act does not apply.
- Type of platform: Location is not the only factor in establishing eligibility for oil rig accident compensation. The type of platform also matters. Is the platform, or its components, capable of moving? If so, an accident could be covered by the Jones Act because it would be considered a vessel.
Lawyer for Offshore Oil Rigs Accidents in Galveston
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