4 Most Common Offshore Accidents
Working out on the seas is a dangerous business, as workers risk injury and even death every time they step foot on their worksite. That said, risks can be minimized, as workers must take caution and employers must take precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a lack of safety regulations by an employer, our team of maritime lawyers at Livingston & Flowers can help. Read below for some of the most common offshore accidents, and contact us if you need assistance filing a claim for one of them!
Slip and Fall Injuries at Sea
While at sea one of the most obvious dangers are slip and fall injuries. With water, oil, and other slippery substances constantly making their way onto floors, decks, and stairwells, it’s no wonder workers suffer immense damage from these slips. If you or someone you know has taken a nasty fall that led to significant injuries, Livingston & Flower attorneys can help!
Struck by an Object Onboard
Offshore vessels and offshore oil rigs have heavy equipment constantly swinging objects about. And sometimes, these objects strike workers causing great bodily injury. These objects can include a winch, boom, or any falling equipment. These types of injuries often leave long-lasting impacts, and you deserve compensation for the damage!
Offshore workers are often expected to lift heavy objects, which tends to lead to significant back injuries. If an object is too heavy for one person to lift, but your employee still expects you to and it leads to injury, you may have a claim on your hands!
Caught In Machinery
Most offshore work requires employees to use various types of machinery, often in unstable environmental conditions. Due to various circumstances, workers may get their hands, legs, or other body parts caught in machinery or equipment, which can cause disfigurement and permanent damage.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered death as a result of negligent practices while working out at sea, our team at Livingston & Flowers is here to help get you the compensation you deserve. Visit us online or contact us to learn more!