Jack-Up Rig Accidents
Jack-up rigs are dangerous pieces of machinery. It is a huge mobile platform that rests on the sea floor, functioning as a kind of barge that can be raised or lowered by gears driven by hydraulic or electric motors. They are used for offshore oil and natural gas drilling. Such a huge and complicated piece of machinery carries with it certain risks for the workers who are handling it. Jack-up rigs have the possibility of capsizing if they are not secured properly. The mechanical equipment may also malfunction if it is not maintained carefully. With all the electrical equipment that it takes to operate the rig, fire and explosion are possible risks. A common type of offshore injury that jack-up rig workers are no exception to is head trauma. The machinery is large, and there is always risk that pieces of the machine can strike a worker, causing serious injury. Because the makeup of a jack-up rig is so complicated, the types of possible injuries are vast.
How Arnold & Itkin Can Help
If you were involved in a jack-up rig accident, you may be liable to compensation. You may not know where to turn after sustaining injuries at your offshore work environment, but that's what we are here for. A personal injury attorney at Arnold & Itkin will be able to evaluate your claim and determine what your legal rights are. The sooner you contact our legal team, the better chance you have of receiving the help you deserve.
There are many different types of offshore accidents you can be involved in while working on a jack-up rig, but no matter what your injury, it would be in your best interest to seek the help of our legal team to offer you aggressive representation and the legal expertise you need.