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 an offshore 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.