Working environments for offshore employees can be dangerous. Offshore injuries happen on and off boats, docks and rigs. The laws protecting workers on the water are not the same other laws. While this can make your legal options more confusing, the Falcon Law firm can help you navigate the path to recovery. If an accident on the water has caused you serious injury or, or even worse the loss of a loved one, take the first step to protect the legal rights of you and your family. Remember, you only have a limited time to file a claim. However, the first step after an injury offshore is getting proper medical care. Don’t worry, the Falcon Team will assure your rights are protected, and the appropriate people will pay your medical bills. The Falcon Team represents workers who have been involved in a wide range of offshore and general maritime personal injury cases for accidents like:
- Offshore rigs
- Oil platform incidents
- Helicopter accidents
- Toxic exposure
Many offshore and oil field accidents involve the Jones Act, which covers injured seamen assigned to a rig and injured on that same vessel. If your accident falls under this category, you may have a claim against your employer for negligence, as well as the vessel owner, captain or crew members. Seamen may also file suit if they were injured because a vessel was unseaworthy. Regardless of the kind of accident, you can always feel comfortable contacting the Falcon Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case.