Oil Rig Accidents
Louisiana Oil Rig Accident AttorneysWorkers 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.
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.
Benefits 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
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of household services