Oilfield Accidents & Injuries
Oilfield & Offshore Accident Attorneys to Get You Compensated
If you or a close relative has been a victim of an oilfield or offshore accident, contact Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello for a free consultation. We have the resources and knowledge to take on large oil companies and legal teams for you to get compensated.
Louisiana Oilfield Accident Attorneys You Can Count On
Extracting oil from the ground is a physically demanding task that involves hazardous equipment and long hours. Oilfield workers are, therefore, at a higher risk of injuries and accidents. An accident in an oilfield is usually attributed to safety procedure breaches and faulty equipment.
Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello has represented oil and gas workers involved in different types of oilfield accidents. These types of accidents may include:
- Oilfield explosions
- Oil truck accidents
- Oilfield fires
- Oil well fires
- Oil well blowouts
- Oil refinery accidents
- Fracking accidents
- Drilling accidents
- Gas refinery accidents
- Machinery and equipment failures/malfunctions
- Slip and falls
- Poisoning incidents
- Hazardous material exposure
- Crush injuries
- Confined space collapses
What to Do After an Oilfield or Offshore Accident
Step 1: Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Don’t hesitate to seek medical attention after being a victim of an oilfield accident. In the medical exam, the doctor will assess the extent of the injuries, and these medical records can be vital when it comes to proving injury in a personal injury claim.
Step 2: Report the Accident
Inform your employer or the party in charge about the accident as soon as it occurs. If you aren’t in a position to do so, ask a colleague or relative to report it as soon as possible, ideally within two days.
Step 3: Document the Accident
Document the oilfield incident to help gather evidence when filing a personal injury claim. Take lots of pictures of both the incident and your injuries. When doing so, make sure to note any and all witness details and record any expenses related to the accident.
Step 4: Speak with a Louisiana Injury Attorney
Talk to a personal injury attorney for advice on what to do next. Through our consultations, we can understand your situation better.
Choose a Reliable Louisiana Offshore Injury Attorney to Represent You
Offshore companies are obligated to protect their employees, but they often fail to provide a working environment that is as safe as it should be. This can lead to injuries caused by hazardous conditions on offshore platforms, tankers, jack-up rigs, and crew boats.
What’s more, many workers may not only have insufficient training but also work long hours with few breaks which can lead to a higher risk of injury. These types of injuries can be physically, emotionally and financially devastating for the victim. Due to the difficult, life-changing nature of these situations, it can be difficult to know where to turn when it comes to beginning your journey beyond your incident.
Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello can be that first step. Our offshore accident attorneys are knowledgeable in personal injury and maritime law and can help you handle the case to get the best recovery possible.
Common Causes of Offshore Injuries
In a dangerous working environment such as offshore, there is a wide range of common causes for injury. Some examples include:
Oil Rig Accidents
Working on oil rigs means you have to use complex and bulky equipment to perform tasks. If you aren’t well trained on how to use the equipment, it increases your chances of getting injured.
From trip and crush hazards to electrical and pinch point hazards, the deck of an offshore oil rig can be a dangerous environment to work in. You can get injuries from electrocution, tripping and falling, or getting struck by heavy equipment.
Sometimes equipment on an offshore vessel can fail. As a result, you may suffer severe burn injuries, electrocution injuries, and more.
Fires and Explosions
Whether they happen due to poorly maintained pipelines, improperly stored fuel, or collisions between vessels, fires and explosions are among the most deadly causes of offshore injuries.
Offshore employees often rely on helicopters and water vehicles to safely transport them to rigs. Unfortunately, these forms of transportation can cause accidents due to negligence.
Exposure to Harmful Substances or Environments
As an offshore employee, you’ll most likely come into contact with harmful substances like crude oil, production chemicals, and more. This can cause severe injuries such as chemical burns, asphyxiation, and more.
Talk to an Oilfield & Offshore
Accident Attorney Today
Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello is a personal injury law firm in Louisiana. We can help you seek
medical attention and prepare for a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim for an oilfield or offshore accident.
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