If you were injured in an offshore oil rig accident or lost a loved one in an offshore accident, you should hire experienced legal counsel. Injured workers and families with fatal offshore accident claims can typically recover compensation through the federal Jones Act. This is a specific area of maritime law designed to protect the rights of injured seamen and their families. Select an attorney who is highly knowledgeable on the different types of benefits available to workers with offshore and onshore injury claims.
Handling Offshore Oil Rig Injury Claims Nationwide
At Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, we have more than 50 years of experience handling work-related accident claims throughout the United States. We know the type of benefits injured workers and families with fatal accident claims can recover depending on where the accident occurred and other critical factors. Call Kreindler to learn how we can secure the compensation you are entitled. We offer free consultations.
Pursuing Maximum Compensation Through the Jones Act
Workers injured in offshore oil rig accidents can generally recover compensation through the Jones Act. To recover compensation through this federal law, we need to prove fault against your employer or one of your crew members. Kreindler's maritime law attorneys conduct thorough investigations focused on identifying all sources of liability. We consult industry-leading maritime law experts and oil rig specialists who are invaluable in helping us determine if there is a valid liability claim.
We interview members of the crew to better understand the series of events just before the oil rig accident occurred. Kreindler's legal team also reviews employment records, training requirements, safety requirements and other source of information that may help us identify the cause of the work-related accident, such as:
- Inadequate safety measures
- Failure to follow or implement safety requirements
- Failure to properly train new oil rig operators
- Failure to hire qualified workers
- Failure to properly maintain equipment
Kreindler's maritime law attorneys are committed to securing a full financial recovery for injured offshore workers and families with fatal accident claims. We will take every measure possible to help you get back on your feet with the compensation you are entitled for any past and future lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, vocational rehabilitation and lost earning capacity.