Rights of Injured Offshore Workers
As an offshore oil or gas worker, seaman, or longshoreman, or crane operator, you may have been exposed to many conditions, hazards, substances, and chemicals which have the potential for causing injury, illness, and even death. These types of occupations can be very dangerous and many workers are seriously injured every year. Injuries can include broken bones, burns, head trauma, brain, neck, back, and
spinal cord injuries as well as illnesses that develop from exposure to toxic chemicals. Several laws have been enacted to protect these types of workers, including the
Jones Act for maritime workers, the Longshore Act, which protects longshoremen, and the Death on the High Seas Act, which is a federal act applicable to deaths occurring at least 3 miles off the coast.
In all of these situations, it is important that you seek professional legal assistance to ensure that your legal rights are fully protected and that you recover the full and fair financial compensation to which you are entitled following any injury or death that was caused by negligence or the misconduct of another party. We strongly recommend that you contact a offshore injury lawyer at The Doan Law Firm, P.C. to arrange for a free consultation about your case. Our firm will review and assess the details of your situation and advise you on what claims can be made on your behalf. We will pursue every legal avenue to help you achieve the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled.
Recovering Damages for Your Injuries
In the case of very serious injuries and life-threatening illnesses, it is especially vital to have the legal services of a highly-qualified lawyer in your corner as soon as possible. You will want all of the legal details of your crane injury,
harbor work injury or
longshore injury to be handled by an attorney that knows how to get results so that the compensation you receive can be applied to medical expenses, potential future medical expenses, and to keeping you and your family secure throughout the physical crisis in which you are involved.