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.