Working offshore in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico as a seaman, engineer, sailor, or crewmember can be very rewarding. It can also be fairly dangerous.
The Louisiana personal injury attorneys at Mansfield Melancon help people injured in a wide range of offshore accidents focus on recuperation and obtain the full amount of compensation available to them under the law. That includes money for medical expenses, missed wages and other consequences of an accident.
We are seasoned lawyers who have dedicated our careers to helping people injured through no fault of their own. Our firm also has a strong track record of successful results for people injured offshore and in other situations.
Common Offshore Accidents and Injuries
Offshore accidents, like those on dry land, come in many varieties. They can be particularly hazardous, however, because of the nature of the circumstances and the long distances that may need to be traveled in order to get adequate medical care.
Some of the most common offshore accidents include:
- Slips and falls
- Falling objects
- Waterblasting incidents
- Welding fume exposure
- Vehicle and other collisions
- Chemical exposure
Sadly, a number of offshore workers have also reported being victimized by physical and sexual assaults while working on rigs. Although these situations do not qualify as accidents, our lawyers are committed to helping ensure that assaulters are made fully accountable for their actions.
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