Lake Charles Platform And Oilrig Injuries Attorney
Workers on oilrigs, platforms and tankers have a high rate of accidents, including permanent and life-threatening injuries. Although you knew it was tough work in tough conditions when you signed on, employers and owners are still responsible for your compensation if you are seriously hurt .
The Townsley Law Firm provides experienced and aggressive representation in the complex field of maritime law. Based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, we represent workers injured on offshore platforms and drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. We have helped clients obtain medical and wage benefits and recover damages through settlements and verdicts for lasting disability or a family member’s death.
Platform And Oilrig Injuries Law Firm In Lake Charles
We have represented deckhands, operators, mechanics and other crew injured in offshore oil drilling in the Gulf — fixed platforms, semi-submersible rigs and jack-up rigs (mobile offshore drilling rigs), as well as seamen on oil tankers and vessels that service drilling rigs.
Trial lawyer Rex Townsley has handled maritime injuries for 25 years, including claims under the Death on the High Seas Act and the Jones Act, and other lawsuits on behalf of offshore workers. We have recovered compensation for serious and catastrophic accidents on oilrigs, such as:
- Slipping on oil or wet decks
- Falls from ladders, catwalks and heights
- Falling into uncovered holes
- Mechanical breakdowns and equipment injuries
- Explosions and fires
- Falling or flying objects
- Heavy equipment accidents
Our firm has successfully sued major corporations such as Halliburton, Falcon Drilling, Rowan and Citgo. We have also brought successful lawsuits against manufacturers of faulty machinery, pipes and equipment aboard platforms and rigs.
Committed To Full Compensation For Offshore Injuries
We know that oilrig injuries can be devastating, especially when workers are unable to return to the same line of work. We work to ensure that clients receive all medical and wage benefits during a period of temporary disability. For severe injuries, we also pursue damages for future medical needs, permanent disability, loss of projected earnings or reduced earning capacity, and the worker’s pain and suffering or the family members’ mental anguish in a wrongful death case.