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Parker Drilling Accidents

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Parker Drilling Accident Attorneys

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Parker Drilling is an advanced drilling company for the global energy industry. Lauded as one of America’s Safest Companies by The Magazine for Environment, Health, and Safety Leaders, Parker Drilling has operations all over the world, with 3,000 employees. Parker also supports offshore drilling operations through its rental tools and well services operations.

As a Parker Drilling employee, you have rights if you are injured on the job. You need to be sure to report your injury to your supervisor or manager, get medical treatment, and talk to an attorney. Recovering fair compensation and getting the treatment you need after an offshore accident can be difficult. It might seem impossible. Our Parker Drilling injury lawyers are standing by to offer our insight and support. Arnold & Itkin is a leader in offshore, maritime, and oil and gas litigation. We represent injured workers and families throughout the nation who have suffered harm in blowouts, rig explosions, oilfield accidents, plant and refinery accidents, and more.

Find out what we can do to help you by calling (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free, and if we take your case, there are no upfront costs and no legal fees unless we win.

Parker Drilling Accidents & Lawsuits

Parker Drilling has been partnering with energy companies since 1934 and is currently headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company has 9 offshore barges and 17 land rigs. During its decades in business, Parker has seen accidents, injuries, and lawsuits.

Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

In 2015, Parker Drilling was found liable for discrimination against a disabled worker. Parker originally offered a potential employee a job but withdrew the offer when they discovered the experienced oil rig worker had no vision remaining in his left eye. The man had a 37-year career as a rig worker before applying to Parker and had the eye condition since he was a child. After a federal jury found Parker Drilling liable, they awarded the worker $15,000 in damages for emotional pain and distress and $230,000 in back pay for time lost.

Parker Drilling Rig Mishaps

In 2004, an oil rig mechanic claimed he slipped off an offshore facility into the South China Sea in 1998, resulting in hip, back, feet, and groin injuries. The mechanic sued Parker for injuries and temporary total disability benefits.

In 2003, a rig belonging to Parker Drilling malfunctioned and partially collapsed . As a result, part of the facility went into the water and heavy equipment slid overboard. Fortunately, no one was killed during the accident, but all 41 crew members aboard the rig went into the ocean. They were all rescued, and 12 sustained injuries.

In 1991, 2 workers were injured on a Parker rig drill site. The accident occurred because of high-pressure steam blowing from the drilling hole. Both workers sustained burns to their bodies.

Ask a Parker Drilling Injury Lawyer

Trying to put the pieces of your life together after an offshore injury or oilfield accident can be difficult. Taking legal action might not be the first thing on your mind, but you are in a situation where you need treatment and you need financial support. You cannot rely on your employer or their insurance company to provide these things without a fight. Some offshore companies deny liability outright, trying to hide behind decades-old maritime laws that limit their accountability for crew member injuries and deaths. Our attorneys won’t let that stand.

When you contact a Parker Drilling injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin, you’ll quickly find that we care enough to listen, answer your questions, and offer honest insight based on our extensive experience with cases like yours. Your consultation is free, and it offers you the opportunity to start moving in the right direction—toward a recovery that sets you and your family up for a brighter future.

Call (888) 493-1629 today to learn more. We have won over $10 billion for our clients; it’s time to see how we can help you.

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