Spartan Offshore Accident Attorneys
Even Smaller Oil Drilling Companies Don’t Hold Up to Scrutiny
Spartan Offshore Drilling, LLC provides offshore jack-up well drilling, workover, and completion services to oil drilling companies. The company, known as Blake Offshore until 2009, operates in the Gulf of Mexico. With its headquarters in Slidell, Louisiana, Spartan Offshore Drilling is the only privately held offshore rig provider in the United States and employs fewer than 100 workers.
Spartan Offshore Drilling & Employee Safety
Just as with any company, it is the responsibility of Spartan Offshore Drilling to look after the safety of its employees. Working on an oil rig inherently exposes workers to serious hazards from various sources, but it’s the employer’s duty to make sure that safety protocols are followed and that proper equipment, resources, and training are provided. Oil rigs may be one of America’s most dangerous workplaces, but far too many accidents are thoroughly preventable.
Some of the incidents that have threatened Spartan Offshore worker safety include:
- In 2009, an offshore worker filed a lawsuit against Spartan Offshore after he sustained severe injuries on the job.
- In 2015, a welder accused Spartan Offshore of negligence after he injured his back on one of the company’s rigs. The worker claimed these injuries happened after he was ordered to lift a heavy air vent without assistance.
- In 2017, Spartan Offshore Drilling settled with a former assistant driller for an undisclosed amount. The worker had suffered back injuries while working on the Spartan 208 jack-up rig.
Oil Rig Workers Must Be Protected
Accidents come from a culture of negligence, which is fostered by companies that fail to invest in worker safety. Our Spartan Offshore accident attorneys hold companies accountable to replace cultures of negligence with cultures of vigilance. Our history of victories helps us get results for our clients. Oil companies often settle with our clients because they know facing us in court is a losing battle. That’s why injured offshore workers call Arnold & Itkin.