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Offshore Injury Compensation

Hire a Fighter: Retain a Doan Law Firm Offshore Injury Lawyer

The offshore oil extraction industry is extremely dangerous. The rate of fatal accidents on onshore rigs is seven times higher than the overall industrial fatality rate in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Deepwater Horizon explosion, which took 11 lives and injured many others, reminded the public of how dangerous an offshore oil rig is for workers.

If you have been injured on an oil rig, you undoubtedly have an array of different questions and concerns. Chief among them are likely questions about offshore injury compensation. The legal team at The Doan Law Firm includes attorneys with experience in representing clients who have been injured on an offshore rig. Our offshore injury hotline operates 24 hours a day at (800) 349-0000.

Offshore Injury Compensation and Compensatory Damages

When it comes to understanding the offshore injury compensation to which you are entitled, you need to familiarize yourself with the term "compensatory damages." In basic terms, compensatory damages represent financial compensation to you in a personal injury or accident case to cover losses you sustained as the result of some other party's negligence. Losses include injuries you sustained in an offshore accident causes by some other party's negligent conduct.

The types of losses, injuries, and damages for which you may be able to receive compensatory damages as part of your offshore injury compensation depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident, coupled with the nature and extent of your injuries. With that noted, examples of offshore injuries, damages, and losses for which a tenacious, committed personal injury from our firm may seek for you include:

  • pain and suffering
  • mental anguish and emotional distress
  • medical bills and expenses
  • lost wages
  • permanent disability
  • permanent disfigurement

Offshore Injury Compensation and Future Losses

A personal injury attorney from our firm will fight to ensure that you obtain comprehensive offshore injury compensation. Odds are that if you have been injured in an offshore rig accident, your injuries are significant. You very well may require medical care and treatment for an indefinite period of time.

You may also face chronic pain that may not abate any time soon. You may not be able to return to work any time in the immediate future. In fact, returning to the type of work you performed before the accident may prove impossible because of the nature of your injuries.

A skilled personal injury lawyer, like those on our legal team, understand the necessity to ensure any settlement or judgment includes appropriate offshore injury compensation for losses you reasonably can be expected to face in the future. An offshore injury lawyer from our firm does not stand down until we achieve justice for you.

Offshore Injury Compensation and Punitive Damages

Depending on the underlying facts surrounding the accident in your case, our personal injury legal team may be able to seek what are known as punitive or exemplary damages in your case. Punitive damages represent additional compensation awarded in a personal injury lawsuit.

Punitive damages are ordered in some lawsuits in which a demonstration is made that the conduct of the party, or parties, responsible for causing the accident is deemed to be particularly reckless or egregious. Punitive damages are also designed to punish the party that caused the accident for this type of conduct.

When it comes to offshore injury compensation and punitive or exemplary damages, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, like those on The Doan Law Firm legal team at (800) 349-0000.

The Doan Law Firm Offshore Injury Lawyer Fee Commitment

We know that you have a tremendous amount to worry about following an offshore accident. The mission of The Doan Law Firm is to lessen your concerns, including how to pay attorney fees in your case.

Our firm makes a commitment to you that you will never pay anything in attorney fees unless we obtain a settlement or judgment for you. That is firm promise that we make to you from day one.

Retain an Experienced Offshore Injury Lawyer Today

The Doan Law Firm offshore injury lawyer legal team stands ready to fight for the compensation you deserve in your case. The first step in getting our legal team on your side is to schedule an initial consultation. Call our offshore injury hotline at (800) 349-0000 to schedule your first appointment with a skilled, compassionate personal injury lawyer from our firm.

During an initial compensation with you, we will discuss possible strategies to obtain the offshore injury compensation you deserve in your situation. We will answer whatever questions you may have. Keep in mind that there is never any obligation or cost for an initial consultation with an offshore injury lawyer from our firm.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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