Maritime and Offshore Accidents in Baton Rouge, LA
Our Louisiana Maritime Lawyers Are Here to Help
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.
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:
- Defective equipment
- Inadequate training
- Leaking chemicals and/or fumes
- Slippery conditions
When these workers are injured or their family members are bereaved, the victims may not know where to turn.
Day Law Group is here to help. Simply call us at (225) 465-1232 and we can start working on your case.
Compensation for Victims of Offshore/ Oil Rig/ Riverboat Accidents
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) 465-1232 to schedule your FREE consultation.
At Day Law Group, we make representation affordable.
We don’t get paid unless we win. To understand more about how contingency cases work, read our blog article, “What is Contingency Anyhow?”
The importance of the maritime industry to Louisiana cannot be understated. Louisiana has over 172 miles of some of the largest ports in the United States, and its ports and harbors are central to life in all of Louisiana, where we practice.
Our ports drive local economies, support global trade, and are what make key industries in Louisiana flourish. Louisiana’s ports connect major industries like transportation and warehousing, manufacturing, agriculture, and oil and gas exploration and drilling. Our waterways carry 25% of our Nation’s waterborne commerce, 60% of the Nation’s grain, and 20% of its coal. Over 500 million tons of cargo gets moved through the lower Mississippi River each year.
It comes as no surprise then that 1 in 5 people living in Louisiana work in a port-reliant industry. With that many Louisiana jobs concentrated solely in seaports; safety is a major concern.
Like the oil and gas industry, accidents also occur in the riverboat industry. Because the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) governs accidents that affect maritime and shipyard workers, you need the right attorney to help you navigate this complicated and unique law. If you are a worker injured in a shipyard or riverboat accident, we encourage you to speak to our experienced maritime accident attorneys. Day Law Group has the knowledge and experience you need to get the compensation you deserve.
Our dedicated Louisiana Offshore/Oil Rig/Riverboat accident attorneys can help you understand your rights and guide you through your case with the legal advice you need.
“Everyone in the office was helpful and friendly, they made me feel important and like every question mattered, I was never rushed off the phone.”- E.C.