Louisiana Oil Rig Injury Lawyers

Fighting For The Rights of the Injured

Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident? If so, our experienced Louisiana accident injury lawyers may be able to help. But you have to contact us right away. Learn more about our law firm and the types of accident injury cases we represent below.

Louisiana Oil Rig Injury Lawyers

Fighting For The Rights of the Injured

Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident? If so, our experienced Louisiana accident injury lawyers may be able to help. But you have to contact us right away. Learn more about our law firm and the types of accident injury cases we represent below.

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Oil Rig Accident Injury Lawyers – We Service All of Louisiana

If you or a loved one works on an oil rig, you know how dangerous a workplace accident can be. Injuries suffered on an oil rig are extremely serious and often include burns, broken bones, and head or spine trauma. The injuries are more serious because you’re dealing with larger equipment, harmful chemicals, and equipment that can be very hot. These injuries are life changing injuries, and action should be taken to protect the injured employee.

The oil rig accident attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have devoted almost 40 years to representing injury victims from oil rigs all across the state of Louisiana from Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, Lafayette, Alexandria and the neighboring small towns. Contact us today at (318) 561-2500, or submit an online request for a free evaluation of your case.


Offshore Drilling Rig Injuries

We know how difficult your job as an oil rig worker is – and that if you are hurt, your livelihood and your ability to provide for your family may be in jeopardy. We also know that too many oil rig accidents are preventable and that your injuries may have been caused by unsafe working conditions or defective equipment. Oil rig accidents can happen for a variety of reasons.

Some of the more common causes include:

oil-rig-law-drilling Defective drilling rigs, wellheads and other machinery
oil-rig-law-features Improperly designed or installed safety features
oil-rig-law-leaks Gas leaks
oil-rig-law-structural Structural damage to the rig
oil-rig-law-weather Hazardous weather conditions

The Jones Act

Oil rig accidents are different from other work-related accidents because workers on an oil rig are usually subject to a special category of injury laws. The Jones Act is a law that regulates compensation to injured seamen who become hurt on the job. A seaman is someone who works on a boat or other vessel in the ocean or inter-coastal waterways – and an oil rig worker meets that definition.

Under the Jones Act, an injured seaman has two primary rights:

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“Maintenance and cure” – the financial equivalent of the room and board he or she would normally receive at sea, plus medical treatment.
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The right to file legal action against the employer if the worker’s injuries occurred as a result of negligence. That is a key difference between Jones Act occupations and traditional jobs covered under workers’ compensation. It’s important to note that employers may be deemed negligent if they fail to provide a safe working environment or if the actual rig or vessel is considered “unseaworthy” (unsafe or otherwise unsuited for the work required).

 

The right to file legal action against the employer if the worker’s injuries occurred as a result of negligence. That is a key difference between Jones Act occupations and traditional jobs covered under workers’ compensation. It’s important to note that employers may be deemed negligent if they fail to provide a safe working environment or if the actual rig or vessel is considered “unseaworthy” (unsafe or otherwise unsuited for the work required).

If you have been injured on an oil rig, you need the assistance of a law firm experienced in Jones Act and other relevant maritime regulations. The oil rig accident lawyers at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault will review your case to determine what caused your injury, which laws cover your injury, and the amount of damages that your injury warrants. We’ll develop a legal strategy designed to obtain maximum benefits for you and your family. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.


Oil Rig Accident Attorneys

If you have been hurt in an oil rig accident, take the first step to protect your legal rights and contact the oil rig accident attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault. We’ve helped personal injury victims from Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, Lafayette, Alexandria and surrounding communities throughout the state. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. Call (318) 561-2500 today, or submit an online request.

Contact Our Office Today

Located in the central Louisiana city of Alexandria, our office is convenient to residents of Texas and Mississippi as well as all Louisianans. Fill out the form on this page to connect with us and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your case. No claim is too big or too small for us to handle with personal attention and skill.

Office Locations

Alexandria Office:

2220 Bonaventure Ct

Alexandria, LA 71301

Phone: (318) 561-2500

Fax: (318) 561-2591

Additional Areas Served:

Lake Charles, LA: (337) 855-4400

Baton Rouge, LA: (225) 343-3475

Shreveport, LA: (318) 635-5800

Lafayette, LA: (337) 289-9800

Monroe, LA: (318) 323-4455

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