Petrobras America Accident Attorneys
Helping Oil & Gas Workers Nationwide
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Petrobras America, Inc. is an international business unit of state-controlled oil company Petrobras Brazil. The company is engaged in oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. It also provides products such as kerosene, ethanol, lubricants, and other petroleum products. In 2022, Petrobras produced about 2.1 million barrels a day worldwide. The company as a whole (not just in the U.S.) employs more than 45,000 people (as of 2022). Petrobras America's main competitors include BP, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell.
If you were injured while working for Petrobras or any company, you have rights. Call (888) 346-5024 to learn how a Petrobras America injury lawyer can help you.
Petrobras America: Subsidiary of an Accident-Riddled Corporation, Operating in the Gulf of Mexico
Petrobras America’s parent company, Petroleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras Brazil, has a history of safety violations, negligence, and other forms of wrongdoing. Petrobras Brazil was caught up in a historic corruption scandal that involved politicians as well as company executives, one in which Transocean was also implicated. The company has been involved in serious incidents that have endangered workers' lives and the environment.
This includes catastrophic events such as:
As a subsidiary, Petrobras America doesn’t have a clear track record either, even if it hasn't caught global headlines. For instance, in December 2017, a worker on a Petrobras drillship in the Gulf of Mexico died on the rig floor when he was pinned against a stanchion by a loading platform. A tragic accident, there are more that we don’t even hear about.
By the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) own admission, the injuries and fatalities that this government agency documents are severely underreported because of gaps in regulations. These regulations mean that certain incidents don’t qualify as being work-related, or for some other reason aren’t included in BSEE reports, helping oil corporations like Petrobras mask how truly dangerous the industry is when safety is not put first.
Ask Our Petrobras Injury Lawyers
As one of the largest integrated energy companies in the industry, Petrobras America Inc. has the resources and staff to handle any sort of litigation. Like any company, Petrobras is dedicated to protecting its assets and expansions worldwide. For many offshore companies in the world, however, protecting themselves often means leaving workers without the resources they need after a catastrophic injury or a wrongful death.
These serious cases are often delayed by endless investigations and deferral tactics that pressure injured workers to give up their case without the funds needed to recover from the damages—either medically or financially. Our Petrobras America accident attorneys have experience litigating against large offshore employers, so we know their tactics. That means we also know how to counter them. We have won more than $20 billion for our clients because we have the resources and drive to face down billion-dollar companies, no matter what they throw our way.