Injuries suffered while working on offshore oil and gas platforms can sometimes result in very complex legal cases. The attorneys at Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman have many years of in-depth experience in this complicated area of law. We have been representing injured offshore workers for decades – and have successfully litigated numerous cases involving offshore platforms in both state and federal waters.
Because of the variety of structures used in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, the first step in these cases is to properly identify the true nature of the structure and its precise location. Where the structure is a fixed platform resting on the bed of the Gulf of Mexico in federal waters, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) will entitle injured workers access to the jurisdiction of federal court. The federal statute allows the injured worker to recover damages from the party responsible for the accident.
In addition to OCSLA, our legal team has a thorough understanding of all laws and statutes that may apply to offshore and/or maritime claims. Our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to thoroughly evaluate and investigate offshore accidents to determine whether you have a claim – ensuring that you receive the best possible representation in these complicated cases.
Our law firm is dedicated to helping the victims of offshore accidents maintain their lives after they suffer a serious injury or other tragic event. Once we accept your case, we will provide you with financial support for vital medical care – and we can also help you find a physician, if needed. In addition, we provide counseling, support and guidance throughout your case. And just as importantly, we will handle all aspects of dealing with insurance companies, filing your legal claim and litigating your case from start to finish. You can rest assured that we will be here to help you throughout the entire legal process as we work toward obtaining the full value of your claim.
Some of the most common injuries suffered by victims in offshore cases include:
- Head trauma
- Neck injuries
- Spine injuries
- Back injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Broken bones