Fires and Explosions at Sea

Let the Willis Law Firm Know If You’re Injured in a Fire or Explosion at Sea

Fires and explosions at sea can have devastating consequences. Despite being entirely preventable, these accidents happen with alarming frequency, and they often leave offshore workers suffering from severe burns and other serious injuries. Tragically, many of these accidents also result in fatalities, leaving families to grieve the untimely loss of loved ones who were unable to escape death at sea.

There is no excuse for a boat, ship, oil rig, or offshore platform catching fire or exploding and leaving workers and their families to suffer the consequences. Companies need to take adequate steps to protect their workers—and they need to be held accountable when they fail to do so. At Willis Law Firm, we are experienced in representing offshore workers and families following all types of serious and fatal accidents at sea. If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been killed in a fire or explosion, we can help you seek the financial compensation you and your family deserve.

Holding Employers and Other Parties Responsible for Your Injuries 

Simply put, fires and explosions at sea should not happen. Companies should make sure their vessels, rigs, and platforms are safe, and they should regularly inspect their vessels, rigs, and platforms for signs that a disaster may be imminent. Vessel owners, oil and gas companies, and other offshore operators must also hire skilled workers and provide adequate training so that their employees know how to avoid mistakes that can lead to fires and explosions.

But, despite having a legal obligation to protect their workers, companies regularly cut corners. As a result, fires and explosions on rigs and offshore platforms are commonplace. The same is true for fishing boats, tugboats, cargo ships, and other vessels. Fires and explosions frequently leave captains, crewmembers, drillers, riggers, engineers, mechanics, supervisors and other employees with devastating injuries—and in many cases, they take these workers’ lives too soon.

Coping with the Effects of Fires or Explosions at Sea

For offshore workers who suffer severe burns due to fires and explosions, the recovery process can be long, painful and expensive. Workers who suffer severe burns will often need multiple skin graft surgeries, and in many cases, they will continue to experience pain and physical limitations for the rest of their lives. For families that lose loved ones, the consequences of a fire or explosion at sea can be devastating, and recovering financial compensation can be crucial for moving on.

No matter what happened, if you are coping with the effects of a fire or explosion at sea, you should speak with a Texas maritime injury lawyer promptly. For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today.

Request a Free Consultation at Willis Law Firm

If you need to speak with a Texas off-shore injury lawyer about filing a claim for a fire or explosion at sea, we encourage you to get in touch. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for offshore workers and their families. To speak with a Houston maritime injury attorney in confidence as soon as possible, call 800-468-4878 or tell us how we can reach you online today.

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