Accident and Injury

Offshore Oil and Gas Claims

Work on offshore oil and gas platforms is frequently a risky enterprise, and serious accidents from falling objects to explosions can and do occur. At the Charbonnet Law Firm in New Orleans and Metairie, we represent offshore oil and gas workers and their surviving families in serious and fatal accident cases. Contact one of our Louisiana offshore oil and gas drilling platform injury attorneys for dependable advice about your rights in the aftermath of a drilling platform accident.

Finding The Best Way Forward After Your Accident

We’ll examine your case thoroughly to see whether it falls under the federal admiralty jurisdiction through application of the Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act, or other maritime statute. If not, we’ll prepare and present your case under principles of Louisiana negligence law. Either way, you can depend on our New Orleans lawyers for thorough and highly skilled development of the facts necessary to establish liability and document the full extent of your damages claim.

Types Of Offshore Injuries

Our lawyers can represent people injured in such oil and gas industry accidents as the following:

  • Collisions between vessels or aircraft and the drilling platform itself
  • Injuries caused by loose equipment, falling objects, or unfastened cables
  • Crane accidents
  • Accidents on support craft such as derrick barges, tugboats, submersibles, jack-up barges or crew boats
  • Aviation accidents involving helicopters or pontoon planes at or near drilling platforms
  • Fires, explosions and dynamite accidents
  • Diving accidents
  • Accidents caused by inadequate safety equipment or training

Contact Us To Discuss Your Case

Established in 1963, our law firm has grown up with the offshore oil and gas industry, and we have developed a thorough familiarity with the legal and evidentiary problems inherent in drilling platform accidents. For specific advice about your situation, contact a personal injury lawyer at the Charbonnet Law Firm for a free consultation.

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