Category: Offshore Injuries

How to File a Claim When You Break a Bone Working Offshore

Offshore Injuries Sep 15, 2023

Broken bones are painful injuries. They are also expensive injuries that can leave injured workers struggling to pay their bills while they rest and recover. Fortunately, offshore workers are entitled to financial compensation for their broken bones in many cases. If you suffered a broken bone while working offshore, you can hire a Texas offshore accident lawyer to help you seek financial compensation at no out-of-pocket cost.


Offshore Accidents During Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: What Are Injured Workers’ Rights?

Offshore Injuries Aug 31, 2023

It’s hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Texas. While working offshore is dangerous under any conditions, it is especially dangerous when high winds and heavy rains rapidly approach jack-up rigs and vessels operating well out of sight of land. Unfortunately, many companies give their employees little choice but to go out in these conditions, putting their safety—and potentially their lives—in jeopardy.


Filing a Claim for an Offshore Back Injury: What Seamen Need to Know

Jones Act Jun 30, 2023

If you’ve suffered a back injury while working offshore, you need to be careful. You need to be careful to protect your health, and you also need to be careful to protect your legal rights. Back injuries can be incredibly costly, and while you may be entitled to financial compensation, you will need to avoid mistakes in order to collect the compensation you deserve.


Injured Offshore? Don’t Make These 7 Common Mistakes

Jones Act Mar 31, 2023

If you have been injured while working offshore, you must be careful to protect your legal rights. While the Jones Act entitles offshore workers to financial compensation when they get injured on the job, you can lose your rights under the Jones Act if you aren’t careful.


Confined Spaces/Inhalation & A Recent Alert

Maritime Injuries Jul 20, 2022

For many offshore and maritime employees, working in confined spaces is part of the job. Unfortunately, working in confined spaces can be dangerous—especially offshore, and especially when employers prioritize their profits over their employees’ safety. U.S. Coast Guard: Multiple Factors Contributed to Crewmembers’ Exposure to Dangerous Levels of Gas in Confined Fish Hold For example, the U.S. Coast Guard recently issued a Marine Safety Alert warning of the dangers of working in fish holds on commercial fishing vessels. As the U.S. Coast Guard explains, commercial fishing vessel operators must verify the atmospheric conditions in their fish holds because failure to do so can expose workers to potentially fatal hazards: “There are specific hazards associated with the use of brine dip solutions, a common substance used in the industry. Brine dip combined with standing water can produce dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The U.S. Coast Guard is currently investigating a marine casualty where dangerous levels of H2S were present on a commercial fishing vessel, resulting in the hospitalization of crewmembers on board.” The U.S. Coast Guard issued its Marine Safety Alert after investigating a case in which a crewmember of a commercial fishing vessel fell into a fish hold where he was overcome by high levels of hydrogen sulfide. When another crewmember attempted to help them, this second crewmember “was immediately overcome by the gas and also fell into the hold.” The crewmembers had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and the local fire department’s certified confined space […]


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