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Diamond Offshore Accidents

Righting the Wrongs Caused by Aging Platforms & Unsafe Drilling

Diamond Offshore Injury Lawyers

Fighting for Injured Rig Workers & Their Families

Diamond Offshore is an offshore drilling contractor headquartered in Katy, Texas. The company operates 15 drilling rigs, including semi-submersible platforms and drillships. According to Diamond Offshore, the company’s purpose and mission are to responsibly unlock energy and deliver fresh perspectives to complex deep-water challenges. Diamond Offshore generated a revenue of $980 million in 2019 and has a total estimated equity of $3.23 billion.

Working on an offshore rig is demanding but rewarding. Crew members rely on their employers and on each other to maintain safety standards in the harshest conditions. When oil and gas companies put more importance on production than on safety, it is workers who pay the price. Arnold & Itkin represents crew members and families across the U.S. who have been injured in offshore accidents like blowouts, fires, falls overboard, personnel basket transfers, and more.If you were working on a Diamond Offshore rig and you were injured, we can help.

Call (888) 493-1629 today to find out what a Diamond Offshore accident attorney at our firm can do to help you get the treatment and financial support you deserve.

Helicopter Crash at Diamond Offshore Rig

On June 2, 2021, 5 workers were injured in a helicopter crash at the Ocean Courage, a semi-submersible drilling rig operated by Diamond Offshore off the coast of Brazil. The helicopter, owned by Omni Taxi Aereo, hit the rig’s helideck during a training drill.

Workers Sue Diamond Offshore for Asbestos Exposure

In 2013, Diamond Offshore was sued by its newly acquired employees for personal injuries that included asbestos exposure. The claim came shortly after Diamond acquired Kaneb, the previous owner of six drilling rigs allegedly contaminated with asbestos. Diamond acknowledged the equipment had been used for drilling substances asbestos-containing substances, but the company still sought amnesty from liability for the workers’ injuries.

Diamond Offshore Rig Worker Lung Diagnosis

In 2006, an oil rig worker sued Diamond Offshore under the Jones Act and general maritime law after developing hypersensitivity pneumonitis as a result of his time on the Ocean Confidence offshore drilling rig. Because of judgments on a prior governing case, the lawsuit ended in summary judgment.

Recovering After an Offshore Injury

Offshore injuries are often serious. Some alter the course of a worker’s life, making them unable to return to their job or even to work at all, offshore or on land. It can be challenging to get medical treatment on a rig, where the crew may be miles from shore.

Even with proper treatment, catastrophic injuries may result in disfigurement, scarring, and emotional trauma.

At Arnold & Itkin, we help offshore workers who have experienced:

If you experienced such an injury working on any Diamond Offshore rig, you deserve to get the best treatment and complete financial support. Our maritime lawyers know exactly how to protect offshore workers’ rights and have gone up against the biggest players in the industry, helping our clients get the recoveries they need to rebuild.

To find out more, contact our Diamond Offshore injury law firm for your free, private consultation.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
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