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  • $5,000,000 | Burn injury resulting in tragic death.

  • $1,150,000 | Low impact traffic accident Mississippi river with spinal stimulator.

  • $900,000 | RSD of Hand, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from falling object.

  • $725,000 | Slip on vessel with injuries to back.

  • $375,000 | Wrongful death of foreign worker on ship in Mississippi River.

  • $350,000 | Finger amputation working with motor in plant.

  • $300,000 | Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and soft tissue damage due to minor auto crash.

  • $240,000 | Injuries to child’s finger caught in paper shredder.

  • $199,000 | For thumb injury to offshore worker diagnosed with CRPS – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

  • $175,000 | River worker slip and fell injured knee.

Oil Rig Accidents Dodson Hooks & Frederick APLC.

Oil Rig Accidents

Louisiana Oil Rig Accident Attorneys

Workers on offshore oil rigs are exposed to one of the most dangerous work environments in the world. Explosions and other accidents can cause serious injuries that result in lost earnings, a long recuperation, and in some cases permanent disability. While employers often treat injured workers well immediately following an accident, their attitude can change over time. Many employers cut off benefits after a few months and look for ways to fire injured workers.

At Dodson & Hooks, APLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our firm provides experienced representation for oil rig workers who are injured on the job. We also represent family members of workers who have died in accidents. We understand the devastation that a serious work injury can have on your life and finances, and we will take steps to help you obtain the maximum compensation for everything you have lost. Call 225-756-0222 or toll free at 800-644-0633 for a free initial consultation.

Benefits Under the Jones Act

If you have been injured in a drilling rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico, you may be covered by a special law known as the Jones Act. The Jones Act provides special protection to workers on boats and other types of vessels. Even though oil rigs and semisubmersible rigs do not move under their own power, they are considered “vessels” under the Jones Act.

Under the Jones Act, you can recover for:

  • Full wages lost due to the accident
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of physical capacity
  • Disfigurement
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of household services

Please contact our law firm as soon as possible after an accident, as proving employer negligence is a key issue in recovering compensation under the Jones Act. Without prompt investigation, the evidence you need to prove your case may disappear.

Request an Informative Consultation With a Louisiana Oil Rig Accident Lawyer

For experienced and caring representation, contact our Baton Rouge accident attorneys at 225-756-0222 or toll free at 800-644-0633 to schedule an initial consultation.

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