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Accidents on Offshore Oil Rigs

Working on an offshore oil rig, or "jack up rig", can be a dangerous occupation. Offshore oil rig injuries are common: gas leaks, blowouts, fires, explosions, heavy equipment accidents, toxic chemical exposure as well as dangerous working environments can all cause significant injury.


Offshore Oil Rigs and Wrongful Death

Aside from suffering tragic personal injuries while working on oil rigs, oil rig workers are at a very high risk of wrongful death while working in the dangerous environment of an oil drilling platform.

Oil Rig Accidents Often Preventable

Offshore oil rig accidents are often the result of preventable situations such as negligent oil companies or careless oil rig workers. Some offshore oil rig accidents are caused by improper or malfunctioning equipment, while other injuries are caused by improper training of the oil rig workers. Offshore oil rig injuries such as these can and should be prevented. Common Offshore Oil Rig Accidents Some of the more common offshore oil rig accidents & injuries include:

  • Oil rig explosions
  • Gas leaks
  • Dangerous working environments
  • Improper training of oil rig workers
  • Toxic chemical burns
  • Offshore oil rig blowouts
  • Negligent co-workers on the oil rig
  • Transportation accidents such as a helicopter crash or boating accident
  • Overworked workers with long shifts
  • Accidents caused by the high pressure in the wells
  • Combustible material, such as natural gas explosions
  • Offshore Oil Rig Fires
  • Head injury from falling pipes or debris on the oil rig
  • Severed hands and/or severed fingers from pipes or equipment
  • Crushed or broken bones from equipment and pipes onboard the oil rig
  • Wrongful death while working on an offshore oil rig due to any of these accidents

Maritime Law and Offshore Oil Rigs

Adding to the confusion and difficulty of "what to do after an oil rig accident" is the fact that different oil rig accidents can be subject to different laws. If the accident, injury or wrongful death occurred on an offshore oil rig that can be towed and is not affixed to the ocean floor, then the injury or death is covered under maritime law.

Have you suffered an accident, injury, or harm while working on an oil rig?

Contact the Rasansky Law Firm online, or call our offices anytime at 1-877-659-1620 to discuss your situation with our experienced oil rig attorney. In the complimentary consultation, our attorneys will review your experiences and situation and provide you information regarding your legal rights, options, and responsibilities. We demand strict professional standards. Our Dallas-based attorneys are among the best maritime and admiralty lawyers and have resolved many multi-million dollar personal injury cases. We are passionate about our role as advocates and treat our clients with complete respect and compassion. We are committed to utilizing all available legal advantages and tactics to successfully resolve your personal injury claim.


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