Oil rig workers have an exceptionally dangerous job. They’re on the open sea, handling volatile chemicals and hazardous machinery under incredibly difficult working conditions. There’s almost no margin for error. When one part fails or a crew member makes a mistake, it can lead to a massive explosion. Explosions are deadly in the short-term, but also have long-term ramifications for those who survive them.
At Arnold & Itkin, we have extensive involvement in oil rig explosions and offshore injuries. Our background includes representing one third of the crew of the Deepwater Horizon after the infamous explosion in 2010. We know about the damage an oil rig explosion causes. We also know how to fight for a verdict or settlement that compensates for the deep losses you have endured.
Call (888) 346-5024 for a free case consultation. We can get you the best medical care possible while fighting for maximum compensation for your harm.
Any type of injury can vary in the level of harm that is caused both initially, and later in life; however, an injury from an oil rig explosion is likely to be more serious in nature. As attorneys, our job is to evaluate the short and long-term costs of your injuries, which ensures that you secure compensation that actually meets your needs.
Burn Injuries: These come in four stages. The first degree of a burn will only cause damage to the outer layer of the dermis, while a fourth degree burn will extend down through the skin, fat, and muscle to the bones. It can lead to gangrene, amputation, and even death. Burn injuries also lead to lifelong pain and inhibited mobility in some cases.
Brain Injuries: These can occur from blunt impact to the skull, an explosion, or other high-force event. Each year, there around 1.5 million people that endure some form of brain injury. A brain injury can lead to sensory issues, seizures, slurred speech, a reduction in coordination, and more.
Spinal Cord Injuries: These can reduce or completely severe a person's control over the connected area of their body. If the damage is extensive enough, then it can leave them paralyzed from the point of injury downward.
Crush Injuries: When a person's body is placed under an extreme force, it can result in bleeding (including internally), nerve damage, broken or crushed bones, and further harm.
Dismemberment: When a limb is removed by being cut, pulled, and torn, or through necessity by amputation.
For a worker that is harmed on the job, there is a different set of rules that apply in regards to compensation. You want to make sure you receive enough to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. In addition to the pain and disability that can be caused by an injury, there is also the financial costs, the emotional suffering, daily limitations, social effects, and even the loss of income for those that are no longer able to work.
The ramifications of your case can be long term, which is one of the reasons that it is important to work alongside an attorney who can ensure a proper assessment of the full scope of an injury. Our team has secured billions of dollars for injured clients, so we recognize the unique components that affect an oil rig explosion case. We take a comprehensive approach that explores every aspect of the investigation in order to strengthen your claim.
Contact our office for a qualified representative if you have been harmed in an oil rig explosion.
Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.