Offshore Oil Rigs Oil Supply
If you have been injured at sea while working on an oil rig, oil drilling ship, semi-submersible, crew boat, or oil supply ship, you may have a claim for money damages under Federal Maritime law. The Jones Act and the general maritime law create rights for damages against your employer which includes coverage for all medical expenses.
When you are injured through the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled for compensation for lost past and future wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, future medical expenses, and costs of retraining. Because of the physical demands placed on offshore workers, injuries that leave a worker less than 100 percent fit may make them unfit for duty. There are few light duty jobs for workers on an oil rig, oil supply ship or crew boat. Call a Seattle-based attorney at 866-974-9633 to learn more.We Know The Jones Act
In most instances, jack up rigs, floating oil rigs, and lay barges that move from location to location are vessels in navigation and create rights under the Jones Act for workers injured while working aboard these structures. In most cases, the Jones Act provides more liberal damages than damages available to workers on fixed production platforms who are limited by compensation under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the leading maritime personal injury firms in the nation. It has handled thousands of Jones Act cases and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for its clients. The firm's lawyers have handled over 50 maritime wrongful death cases and are known for recovering damages for the families who lose loved ones in maritime accidents. They know how to prove negligence and get you the damages you deserve for your injuries. Please contact Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free consultation about your injury claim.