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Protect Your Vital Legal Rights with an Offshore Injury Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm

Working on offshore oil rigs is hazardous business. Although a great deal of media attention is paid to major oil rig incidents, like Deep Water Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico off the shores of Louisiana, these catastrophes represent only the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to offshore oil rig accidents.

During the decade ending in 2013, the last 10 year period in which a full set of statistics is available, a shocking 1,200 offshore oil workers were killed in rig accidents. In addition, thousands of other hard-working men and women were injured in offshore oil rig accidents, sometimes seriously so.

If you have been injured in an offshore rig accident, an offshore injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm, at (800) 349-0000, is available to meet with you and discuss your legal rights. You can call us, any time of the day or night, and schedule an initial consultation right away and at your convenience.

Common Types of Offshore Oil Rig Accidents

Due to the dangerous nature of offshore oil rigs, the types and extent of accidents on platforms are significant. Although accidents on offshore oil rigs come in many forms, common types of accident on deep sea platforms include:

  • slippery decks
  • flammable materials
  • negligent supervision
  • improper training
  • manufacturing defects

Common Types of Offshore Oil Rig Injuries

The facts and circumstances surrounding an offshore oil rig accident dictate the types of injuries a victim of this type of accident is likely to sustain. With that said, there are a number of injuries commonly associated with an offshore oil rig accident:

  • fire burns
  • lacerations and puncture wounds
  • broken bones
  • shattered bones
  • traumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord damage
  • internal injuries
  • chemical burns

If you have suffered any one of these types of injuries, other injuries, or a combination of them, you best protect your legal interests by taking a proactive stance in retaining the services of a Doan Law Firm offshore injury lawyer at (800) 349-0000.

Who is Responsible for Offshore Oil Rig Injuries?

Determining what parties are responsible for your losses, damages, and injuries in an offshore oil rig accident case can be complicated. The complexity of this issue underscores the necessity of retaining the services of a skilled, experienced, tenacious offshore injury lawyer.

Examples of potentially responsible parties in an offshore oil rig accident matter include:

  • employers
  • contractors
  • equipment manufacturers
  • oil pipeline or transport company
  • oil or gas refinery
  • other third party contractors
  • other employees

Doan Injury Offshore Injury Lawyer and Compensation for Your Losses

An offshore injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm will be tireless in striving to optimize compensation in your case. The reality is that in most offshore oil rig accidents, an injured victim is entitled to financial compensation not only for existing losses, but also for those a person reasonably can anticipate to face in the future.

In addition, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages represent additional money awarded to you because of particularly reckless or egregious conduct by the party or parties that caused the accident.

Doan Law Firm Offshore Injury Lawyer Fees

The Doan Law Firm makes an offshore injury lawyer fee commitment to you the moment we begin representing you in your case. At The Doan Law Firm, we never charge a client like you an offshore injury lawyer fee until we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you.

Hire a Fighter: Retain an Offshore Injury Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm Today

The Doan Law Firm Offshore Injury Lawyer hotline, at (800) 349-0000, is staffed around the clock, 365 days a year, including on all major holidays. You can call us right now, or at any time that is convenient for you, and schedule an initial consultation with a skilled, experienced offshore injury lawyer.

We are a nationwide law firm, with offices across the country. We can schedule an appointment with you at any of our offices. We can meet with you are your home or another location that is convenient for you. If necessary, we can also arrange a virtual consultation with you via the Internet.

At an initial consultation, we will discuss strategies designed to obtain the justice you deserve in your case. We will provide you an evaluation of your claim. You will get answers to any questions you may have regarding your accident and injuries. There is no cost to you for an initial consultation.

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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