Oil Rig Explosions

Oil Rig Explosion Injury Attorney in Houston

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Oil rigs are notoriously dangerous, and nobody understands that danger better than the workers who toil on rigs day in and day out. Unfortunately, when any type of smaller problem develops on a rig, it can be difficult to contain the issue and prevent it from becoming a full-scale disaster. The types of materials and machines used on oil rigs are often combustible and are prone to exploding under the right conditions. Unfortunately, if someone fails to follow protocol, or if a machine malfunctions or a rig is poorly maintained, everyone on and nearby the rig could be in danger.

If you or someone you love was harmed in an offshore oil rig explosion, make sure you know your legal rights. In a work-related injury, you could be eligible to receive compensation for the resulting damage, including loss of wages, medical bills, future medical expenses, and more. In order to find out if you have a claim, we encourage you to reach out to our firm as soon as possible.

A History of Oil Rig Explosions

There have been several oil rig explosions over the years, from the enormous oil blowout on Pemex in 1979 to the recent explosion on the Petrobas rig off of the coast of Brazil in 2015. These incidents are often the cause of detrimental oil spills, though they’re commonly linked to mechanical issues, mechanism failures, gas leaks, and other similar problems. 

 

Oil Rig Injuries & Potential Damages

When an oil rig explodes, the fallout can be catastrophic. Because oil rigs sit offshore, all rig workers could be exposed to dangerous debris, toxic fumes, and harsh temperatures when a fire breaks out or flare-up takes place.

Potential injuries associated with oil rig explosions include:

  • Spinal Injuries
  • Lacerations 
  • Burns
  • Head Injuries
  • Contusions
  • Electrocutions 

 

Let Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs Help You

If you were harmed while working on an oil rig, or if you were injured because you were in the nearby vicinity when a rig exploded, you could be eligible to receive compensation for the resulting damage. Oil rigs are notoriously dangerous, which is why rig owners must be particularly attentive and should always uphold the latest in safety standards. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Oil companies sometimes cut corners to increase profit and may fail to install the latest safety equipment on the rigs for their workers. In such cases, the rig owners could be found liable for the resulting damage.

Were you injured in an offshore rig explosion in Texas? If you think you have a claim, or if someone you love was fatally harmed in a rig explosion, you have a right to seek justice and compensation.

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