Taking Action After An Oil Rig Accident
Oil rig workers command some of the highest wages among employees within the industry. They also endure some of the most hazardous working conditions in an already dangerous profession. At St. Martin & Bourque Attorneys at Law, we believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your safety for a paycheck. This is why we take action to hold negligent oil companies and their suppliers accountable for taking shortcuts that jeopardize your health. If you or a loved one was injured on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico, our personal injury attorneys are here to help.
Factors Leading To Catastrophic Injuries
It is expensive to maintain oil rigs for exploration, drilling and oil well maintenance, which is why it is common that crews are expected to do more with less. They are pushed to the limit during their lengthy shifts, relying on equipment that may be in disrepair and depending on co-workers who may be undertrained and exhausted.
When machinery fails, chemicals ignite or other preventable mistakes happen, the results can be catastrophic and may include:
- Severe burns
- Amputations or shattered bones
- Internal organ lacerations
- Brain injuries
- Back or spinal injuries
Recovering from these life-changing injuries can take years, erasing your savings and limiting your ability to obtain a well-paying job. You and your family should not bear the burden of another party’s negligence.
How We Can Help
Our attorneys are longtime Louisiana residents who are committed to protecting injured workers throughout the Gulf Coast. We have vast experience with complex maritime claims, catastrophic injury cases and wrongful death claims. Whether your injuries were caused by a flash fire, oil rig blowout or another type of oil rig accident, we have the legal and financial resources to take your case – and win. You do not have to face this legal situation alone. Our lawyers are ready to negotiate a fair settlement or defend your interests in court.
Contact Us Today
We represent personal injury clients on a contingency basis, which means that you owe nothing unless we win. Learn more about our impressive record of success and our legal services during your free consultation. Make your appointment by calling a Louisiana oil rig injury attorney at 985-876-3891 or emailing our Houma firm.