Persian Gulf Maritime Accidents
Whether you are working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico or the Persian Gulf, any job on a platform is physically demanding and dangerous. Many American rig workers who started out in the Gulf of Mexico have taken platform jobs in the Persian Gulf and other foreign waters to make a paycheck and support their families. The Persian Gulf is the most important region in the world for oil production. If, however, you’re injured while working overseas in the Persian Gulf, you need an aggressive personal injury lawyer with experience helping American offshore workers injured in foreign waters. Arnold & Itkin LLP, based in Houston, Texas, is committed to assisting American rig workers injured in catastrophic accidents in the Persian Gulf. At our firm, we are prepared to help injured American workers obtain the compensation they need to get back on their feet after a catastrophic accident. We have been successful at filing claims involving overseas injuries in U.S. courts, where American offshore workers’ legal rights are best advocated.
Protecting the Rights of U.S. Offshore Workers in the Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf includes a number of oil-rich countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, and Iran. Oil production is expected to reach about 30 million billion barrels of oil per day by the end of 2010. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest producer of petroleum liquids and the second largest producer of crude oil; it has approximately one-fifth of the world’s proven oil reserves. Kuwait is one of the top exporters of oil, with about 2.4 billion barrels per day exported in 2008. The United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven emirates, has the second largest economy in the Arab Middle East, after Saudi Arabia. The United Arab Emirates plans to increase its oil production capacity in the next several years. Qatar is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in the world. ExxonMobil, based in Irving, Texas, is completing a $30 billion plant in Qatar to produce liquefied natural gas for shipments around the world. The Suez Canal is an important transit point for oil shipments out of the Persian Gulf. The United States imports about 21 percent of its crude oil and petroleum products from the Persian Gulf.
A number of American and international oil and gas companies are active in the Persian Gulf and import crude oil from the Persian Gulf. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Exxon Mobil imported nearly 70,000 barrels of crude oil from the Persian Gulf from January through June 2010. Chevron imported 46,000 barrels of crude oil from the Persian Gulf during the same time period. BP Products North America, Inc., imported 10,644 barrels of crude oil from the Persian Gulf. Other companies active in the Persian Gulf include Marathon Petroleum Company LLC., Total Petrochemicals USA Inc., and Houston Refining LP. Working on an offshore platform or rig remains dangerous work whether you’re in the Gulf of Mexico or the Persian Gulf. A slip and fall, being struck by a dropped tool, and being pinned by equipment are common accidents offshore that can lead to serious injuries, no matter the specific job tile. Any type of serious injury accident may be caused by an employer’s negligence regarding proper maintenance and safety training for workers.
Contact our offshore injury firm today!
Often, offshore accidents are caused by negligence of an employer — such as lack of focus on safety protocols, lack of routine maintenance or lack of proper training for rig workers. Our firm is composed of skilled trial lawyers adept at analyzing offshore accidents to identify employer negligence. If you are seriously injured while working overseas for a U.S. company in the Persian Gulf, you need an aggressive lawyer standing up for your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of an employer or co-worker. You need a lawyer familiar with offshore worker injuries to protect your legal rights. Turn to the skilled attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP for a FREE consultation. A serious offshore accident can change your life forever, and you’ll need financial support to rebuild your life and support your family. We are committed to assisting American workers injured in foreign waters so that they recover physically, emotionally, and financially. We are aggressive advocates and skilled trial lawyers committed to helping injured American workers obtain compensation for injuries caused by negligent employers or co-workers overseas. We have had success bringing cases of offshore workers injured in foreign waters into U.S. courts.