Working on an oil or offshore drilling rig is dangerous work. When accidents happen, the results are often serious injuries or even death. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, in 2018 there were approximately 104 fatal injuries sustained by oil and gas workers in the U.S., and thousands more regularly sustain nonfatal injuries. If you’ve been injured in an oil rig or offshore accident in Louisiana, contact our Baton Rouge injury lawyers immediately.
Here in Louisiana, more than 4,000 production platforms and drilling rigs exist off our coasts, and we know first-hand about deadly oil rig explosions. As recently as October 15, 2017, an oil and gas platform in Lake Pontchartrain, near Kenner, exploded. One crew member was killed and 5 were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from blast-type injuries and burns. At least 7 people sustained injuries in the accident.
The Lake Pontchartrain explosion is a stark reminder that accidents frequently occur in oil and gas industry jobs, even if the platform is only being used for transfer and not for active drilling. It also highlights how severe the injuries to workers in this industry can be. In addition to fires and explosions like those that occurred on the Lake Pontchartrain platform, injuries on oil rigs are often caused by:
When these workers are injured or their family members are bereaved, the victims may not know where to turn. Contact our Louisiana offshore accident attorneys today for a free consultation!
Day Law Group is here to help. Simply call us at 225-200-0000 and we can start working on your case.
The aftermath of an oil rig accident, fire, or explosion changes the lives of crew members and their families, sometimes forever. Making matters worse is the fact that very often these tragedies are caused by negligence that could have been prevented.
The Louisiana Maritime, Offshore Oil Rig Riverboat accident attorneys at Day Law Group are committed to aggressively seeking compensation for injured accident victims and their families. We fight hard to get you the financial compensation you need to put your life back together.
Our experienced maritime injury attorneys at Day Law Group in Baton Rouge, provide each client with personal attention and invaluable advice, support, guidance, and zealous representation.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an oil rig accident, fire, or explosion, contact our attorneys in Baton Rouge, LA today. You can also call us at 225-200-0000 to schedule your FREE consultation.
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