Safety is one of the main concerns of the employees and those in charge at the offshore workplace. One reason that the importance of safety is so high is that even the smallest error can spark a large and catastrophic disaster, such as a fire or an explosion. Oil rigs and other types of offshore and maritime workplaces hold a high risk for injury and accident for employees. When an employee is injured at their place of employment, they may be able to recover financial damages, regardless of who was at fault for the accident; fires and explosions are no exception to this rule.
When a person works aboard a ship, they may believe that the ship cannot catch fire when it is surrounded by a body of water; this is a huge misconception. With the large volume of combustible liquids aboard the ship, it has a high chance of fire and explosion. On drilling platforms, the employers are at risk to face serious injury if a loss of well control occurs. In cases such as these, plumes of natural gas may spout from the rig, and if combined with any type of ignition source, it will most likely combust. If you or someone you know has been injured or fatally harmed at an offshore worksite, do not hesitate to call the skilled maritime injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP.
At our office, we have helped many individuals and families recover compensation for injuries acquired while on an oil rig or a ship. Whether you were burned by a fire or your loved one's life was taken after an explosion, our firm may be able to help. We recovered billions of dollars for clients. We realize that an accident can occur at any moment, and we will do our best to be there to support your family when tragedy occurs.
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