Our firm has experience handling oil rig accident claims involving both offshore and inland rigs. These accidents involve special laws and can result in complex litigation. Whether you were injured on an oil rig or you are pursuing a claim on behalf of a loved one, our firm has the experience and ability to effectively assert your rights. At Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson, Gaughan & Andrus LLC, our attorneys have successfully represented clients in claims involving offshore and inland oil rig accidents, drilling accidents, platform injuries, and rig-related wrongful death.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in an oil rig accident, do not hesitate to contact our experienced legal team to handle your case. Our lawyers have successfully handled offshore and inland oil rig accident claims involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
Offshore rig accidents and maritime law
Offshore accidents often involve a specialized body of law called General Maritime Law. The same is true for boating accidents that occur on navigable waters. Many offshore accidents are litigated under the Jones Act, a special body of maritime law written to protect the rights of seamen. Seamen are among the few persons who can sue their employer for negligence as well as for “unseaworthiness” of a rig when operated as a vessel, including rigs that are semi-submersible, floaters, and jackups. A rig worker may be a “seaman” under the Jones Act even if he doesn’t think of himself as one. Contact us for more information about maritime law and your rights.
Offshore versus inland accident claims
If you have been injured on an onshore or inland rig, you may not be protected by the legislation that protects you if you are injured on an offshore rig. In either case, our firm will quickly explain the issues and identify every responsible party, including wireline service companies, rig owners, contractors, and other crew members. Our attorneys know how to aggressively and effectively pursue maximum compensation in your case.
Oil rig accidents and workers compensation
Many victims of oil rig accidents cannot return to work and are limited to a workers compensation claim. Depending on the site of the accident, the law governing this type of accident may be state or federal. If you have suffered a serious injury, we will aggressively pursue every avenue of compensation, including any personal injury claims regarding the negligence of an individual or entity. Our lawyers have the necessary experience in this industry and complex area of law to protect your rights.