NOV Inc. Accident Attorneys
Dedicated to Maritime Worker Safety at Global Companies
Founded in 1841, the Houston-based company NOV Inc. is an international oilfield services company. Formerly known as National Oilwell Varco, NOV continues to supply equipment, technologies, and operational support for oil and natural gas drilling operations. The company is involved in everything from onshore production and energy transition to offshore construction, engineering, production, and more. A truly global corporation, NOV has offices throughout the world.
NOV is divided into three main divisions: completion and production, rig technologies, and wellbore technologies. Through these, NOV provides wellbore intervention equipment, floating production systems, subsea production technologies, advanced drilling solutions, all manner of equipment for drilling on land and offshore, and much more. As of 2022, NOV employed upwards of 30,000 people with hundreds of offices internationally. With the sheer size of its workforce and operations, NOV has a serious responsibility to provide safe workplaces for all its employees.
If you were injured while working for NOV or any employer, on land or offshore, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation and review of your case.
NOV & Other Offshore Operators: Behind the Safety Records
How safe is it to work for NOV? As with any offshore company, especially when it comes to international corporations with powerful legal teams, it’s hard to say precisely how many safety incidents have occurred on their watch. There isn’t even a clear figure on how many workers have died on the job industrywide. Part of that is because even government agencies like the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) don’t keep a full record of these statistics.
Even though offshore oil and gas sites are some of the most hazardous workplaces, many injuries and even deaths aren’t properly recorded or reported. For instance, the BSEE officially will not track:
- Injuries or deaths that occur within three or nine miles of shore (incidents that occur in state waters)
- Deaths that happen during transportation between fixed platforms
- Fatalities that can be classified as unrelated to the worker’s occupation
Whether they’re reported or not, when an incident occurs offshore, companies like NOV often spend more time trying to minimize or deny the compensation that injured workers or bereaved families receive rather than stepping up safety protocols and spending more on worker protections. That’s where Arnold & Itkin can help.
Talk to Our NOV Injury Lawyers About Your Rights
Given the chance, corporations like NOV Inc. will try to get workers to give up on their accident claims or force them to settle for a low payout, and they can do this by dragging out the case at every turn. They know they have the resources to outlast individual workers. When our law firm steps in, however, we front the legal costs of a case and don’t charge our clients unless and until we win compensation for them. Arnold & Itkin has the proven insight, world-class advocacy, and extensive resources to fight for our clients until we win them the outcome they deserve.