When a work-related injury happens offshore, it takes special expertise to make sure the injured worker gets the necessary compensation. The offshore accident lawyers at Broussard & Hart, LLC have a keen understanding of what is at stake. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your accident and learn about your legal rights under the Jones Act.
Working Offshore is Different
Offshore work has a well-deserved reputation for being difficult and dangerous. From 2003 to 2013, the annual occupational fatality rate dropped 36.3 percent for all groups. During this same 11-year period, the oil and gas extraction industry saw 1,189 deaths – an increase of 27.6 percent.
Accident victims employed in offshore drilling or other maritime professions have legal rights if they are injured on the job. This is true even if the worker understood the risks of the job. Federal laws exist to provide compensation in the event of a work-related injury on the water.