Offshore Injury

Offshore work carries many benefits: challenging work, competitive pay, and flexible rotation schedules. Unfortunately, offshore work also poses many dangers not found in the traditional workplace. Too frequently, many of these dangers stem from employer or co-worker negligence.

Broussard & David, LLC represents clients who have suffered an offshore injury. An offshore injury can have a devastating impact on a worker’s financial security. Our attorneys have experience handling complex maritime claims and can assist you in understanding your legal claims and protecting your legal rights.

Many factors can contribute to an offshore injury. Offshore workers typically work with large, complex machinery and dangerous chemicals. In addition to this hazardous work environment, workers tend to work extremely long hours and can be exposed to dangerous weather conditions.

Employers also often cut corners when it comes to safety. For example, an employer might fail to ensure that workers comply with safety procedures, or an employer might knowingly subject its employees to danger. When these factors combine, the chance of offshore injury drastically rises.

Offshore injury may result from:

  • Heavy equipment malfunction
  • Human error
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals
  • Lack of visibility
  • Slip and fall on deck surface
  • Extreme weather

Federal law offers special rights and protection to offshore workers and requires employers to maintain reasonably safe working conditions for their workers. Depending on the nature of your injury, the Jones Act, the Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Land’s Act, or general maritime law may apply.

Broussard & David, LLC has a proven track record of success in representing plaintiffs in maritime cases. If you or a loved one were injured while working offshore, you may have legal rights. You should contact an experienced attorney who can assist you and your family in understanding your rights under maritime law.

For questions, call Broussard & David, LLC at 888-337-2323 (toll free) or 337-233-2323 (local) for a complimentary consultation. You can also contact us online for answers to your questions or to schedule your consultation.