If you work or have worked on an offshore oil platform, jack up rig, or a vessel, you understand the dangers that the deck can hold. Deck accidents are a common factor of life out on the high seas, and many seamen are injured each year due to similar accidents. One of the most common types of accidents that occur offshore is fall accidents.
Fall accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including a slippery or icy surface on the deck, unstable footing on stairs or on a deck, or objects that are hazardous to an individual walking the platform. A more dangerous type of fall can occur from a height, such as when a person is suspended above the ground or climbing a ladder.
As an injured seaman, you have rights to pursue financial compensation for maintenance and cure. Maintenance and cure are paid medical treatments and the time needed to recover after a seaman is injured at their place of employment. After a slip and fall accident, an injury victim may suffer a bad back injury, broken bones, or even head trauma. He or she may now seek maintenance and cure benefits from their employer under maritime law rights.
Before attempting to collect the benefits on your own from your slip and fall accident, our law firm strongly advises you to talk to us for a free consultation of your case. We believe that maritime employers should be held liable for providing the necessary medical treatment and compensation that their injured workers are entitled to under the law. If your employer is denying your benefits for any reason, do not think twice about coming to our law firm. We can provide you with a full review of your rights and how our firm can benefit your slip or trip and fall case.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have recovered billions of dollars for clients who have sustained injuries at offshore locations. We truly understand what it takes to navigate a slip and fall case after you suffered an injury at an offshore job site, which will be beneficial to your case. In fact, our law firm has consistently dedicated our time to fighting for the rights of injured victims. You can learn more about slip and fall accidents and the injuries associated with this type of accident by speaking to our firm. Contact an offshore injury lawyer to schedule your consult!
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