When improperly managed, vessels and offshore rigs can pose significant dangers. With the continued effort to increase profit, many times safety isn’t made a priority and, as a result, there is always a possibility for accidents.
Common Causes of Offshore Drilling Accidents
Please contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has sustained injury in an accident involving any of the following:
- Rolling pipe
- Too few workers to do a job
- Defective equipment
- Inexperienced workers
- Unseaworthy vessel
- Cable or block breaks
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Grating giving way
- Pipe tongs slipping
- Catheads slipping or not being placed properly on piping or tubing
- Falling objects
- Equipment operating negligence
- Other types of drilling rig accidents
If you have been injured on a vessel or an offshore rig, it’s important to realize that the cases are incredibly complex as they necessitate understanding everything about a vessel, who owns it, how it’s registered and documented, who is operating the vessel or running the rig, its location and an injured worker’s longevity with an employer. International waters begin three miles from Louisiana’s coastline. This can raise issues with how a case is handled, in which court to file the case and what laws apply to the case.
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Match the Opposition’s Experience and Dedication
It’s important to realize that a different class of attorney is going to be defending an insurance company in offshore cases. These lawyers focus much, if not all, of their energies on these types of cases — they are frankly the cream of the crop. For instance, Lloyd’s of London is a syndicate — a conglomeration of many groups of investors. Each syndicate retains the most experienced admiralty attorneys to protect its interests. The legal expertise that is required for success in these cases (against highly seasoned admiralty attorneys) is of utmost importance to the injured worker.
Fortunately, we have been focusing on these types of cases for nearly half a century, and our experience is unparalleled. If you have been injured, we are ready to bring our experience that has obtained many millions for clients in complex litigation to go toe-to-toe in the courtroom if these companies are unwilling to compensate you fairly for your injury.
Contact a South Louisiana Oil Drilling Accident Attorney for Oil Rig Injury
We at Richard R. Kennedy focus extensively on offshore and maritime cases and Jones Act issues, and are adept at and efficient in building a case for court. Our comprehensive understanding of maritime law and experience in some of the most complex civil suits in the state ready us to ideally represent you, regardless of injury.
To discuss any Louisiana serious personal injury in a free initial consultation with a Lafayette offshore drilling accident attorney, call (337) 232-1934 or e-mail Richard R. Kennedy.
We Fight to Win Fair Compensation
Legal deadlines, medical bills, lost wages, and the pain that lingers after an injury can build up and feel overwhelming. The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette, Louisiana, offer the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have diligent, committed injury attorneys on your side. Our injury lawyers, Richard R. Kennedy and Richard R. Kennedy III are personally committed to success in every case they take. They have won millions on behalf of injured clients, such as a 1.7 million jury verdict for a collision between two 18-wheelers.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our noted injury attorneys can help you, contact our law firm either by leaving a message online or calling: