Oil Rig Explosions: Hiring an Attorney
Why should you consider hiring an attorney to help you with a Jones Act or other maritime claim following an offshore oil rig explosion or fire? The injuries caused by an incident of this kind may be traumatic. They may claim the life of a loved one or may leave a worker facing a limited future due to a physical disability. Considerable financial strain may be caused by exorbitant medical expenses combined with lost wages. In addressing these matters, an
oil rig explosion lawyer can provide much-needed direction and legal representation.
Offshore rig workers have specific legal rights under general maritime laws. Depending on the cause of the incident, the location of the rig, whether the explosion occurred on a fixed platform and various other factors, an injured worker may be entitled to compensation under the Jones Act or other relevant maritime law. Even Americans working in foreign waters may be entitled to compensation. An attorney with particular experience in handling maritime claims pertaining to oil platform fires and explosions can offer accurate insight that helps an offshore worker get started in the right direction.
If negligence was involved, for example, an attorney can begin a thorough investigation into the matter to determine how to seek compensation for an injured worker under the Jones Act. Even if negligence was not a factor, an attorney can seek maintenance and cure benefits under general maritime law. The key to a successful claim is selecting the appropriate course of action and then taking the necessary steps – in an aggressive manner – to seek maximum compensation. Because this may involve going up against a large oil company, you need to be sure that your lawyer has the skill, tenacity and resources to build a compelling case on your behalf.
Working with an Oil Rig Explosion Lawyer
At Arnold & Itkin, we have gone up against some of the largest oil companies in the world – and won. We have secured more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients in our years of practice. In the last 5 years alone, we recovered more than $700 million for the injured. If these results are not enough to convince you that we have what it takes to handle your oil rig explosion claim, we welcome you to call our offices to schedule a free, confidential consultation and review of your case. You will find that we are friendly, compassionate and ready to provide you with the guidance you need.
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