Help For Oil Workers Injured Offshore
Offshore oil platforms are located in dangerous environments where serious injury and death can occur in many ways: from accidents on boats or helicopters while being transported to the platform, diving injuries to problems with equipment used on the platform, and gas fires and explosions. At Banning LLP, our lawyers represent injured clients, as well as family members of offshore and land-based oil and gas workers who die in fatal accidents.
Our attorneys represent injured oil workers, rig service workers and refinery workers whether they are injured on land or offshore. Our international law practice represents individuals of all nationalities. Our lawyers help oil workers who are injured in the Gulf of Mexico, along the Pacific West Coast, in Alaska and on other offshore oil rig platforms around the world.
We Know Your Rights, And We Will Protect Them
The laws that apply to those injured or killed at sea are different from those that apply on land. For example, if you are injured while being transported to an offshore oil platform or while on a movable platform, you are not covered by state law. Instead, your injuries are covered by maritime law. Under maritime law, you may have claims under the Jones Act or general maritime law. Under either, you will need to prove liability against your employer, a third party or the vessel itself to receive compensation.
Our lawyers have deep experience in the Jones Act, general maritime law, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and other U.S. maritime and admiralty laws that apply to oil and gas workers. We also have a track record of success representing oil and gas workers who are injured on land.
Contingency fee representation: We represent oil and gas workers on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not pay any fees or costs unless we recover compensation for your damages. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.