Workers on fishing boats, oil platforms and offshore vessels must ply their trades in some of the most dangerous environments. For these workers, the odds of suffering an offshore injury are often extremely high. When workers endure an offshore injury, they often face physical, mental and financial stress. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm work with injured workers to ensure that employers meet their obligations to cover the costs associated with the recovery process.
Workers who suffer offshore injuries can be entitled to compensation for their injuries, suffering, and losses. Here’s why and what you should do after suffering an offshore injury.
The dangers of offshore work are too numerous to list in the space we have available. While some offshore injury cases can be attributed to accidents, employer negligence can often be a contributing factor in such accidents. A few of the causes of offshore injury can include:
Slips and falls
Explosions and Fires
Toxic chemical exposure
Types of Offshore Injury
Workers can suffer an offshore injury in numerous ways. Some types of offshore injuries a worker can experience include:
Back and spinal injuries
Mental and emotional stress
Questions in Offshore Injury Cases
The employer’s attorneys will have questions for workers who suffer an offshore injury. They will seek to discredit or minimize the worker’s claim to fair treatment under the law. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm will help prepare the worker’s case by asking about the nature of and circumstances surrounding the offshore injury, such as:
When and where did the injury occur?
When and where did the worker receive treatment for the injury?
Did the worker receive proper safety training for the job?
Did the employer provide adequate safety equipment?
Did the employer comply with all federal and state worker safety regulations?
Awards from Offshore Injury Lawsuits
Workers who suffer an offshore injury are entitled to fair compensation for their injuries. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm strive to make sure that our clients receive the most possible compensation for their offshore injury cases. Compensation awards can include:
Prescription drug costs
Physician office visits
Mental health care
Lost future earnings
Pain and suffering
Know Your Rights in an Offshore Injury Lawsuit
To find out how we can help you with an offshore injury lawsuit, contact us today at 877-892-2797. Our friendly staff will ask a few questions about your case and connect you to an offshore injury lawsuit attorney. You can also fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top of this page.