Royal Dutch Shell Accident Lawyers
Protecting Employees Injured in Royal Dutch Shell Accidents
Royal Dutch Shell is one of the largest energy companies in the world, with over 100,000 employees in 70+ countries. Shell specializes in searching for oil and gas reserves, drilling wells, and extracting crude oil and natural gas for international markets. Shell Exploration and Production headquarters are in Houston, Texas, with key operating locations in the Gulf of Mexico, Wyoming, and Alabama. What started as an import-export company in the mid-1830s has become one of the world’s leading energy companies.
Shell’s employees helped it become one of the leading companies in the industry. Unfortunately, workers in the oil and gas industry still have one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. With all the risks they face every day, workers deserve a safe workplace. Yet when accidents happen, companies like Shell focus on protecting their bottom line instead of giving workers what they need to live. When injured employees are left without the financial support they need to move forward, the Royal Dutch Shell accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are there to help.
Arnold & Itkin has helped hundreds of injured workers receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Shell rig accident, contact our Royal Dutch Shell accident lawyers at (888) 493-1629.
Royal Dutch Shell Accidents
The Financial Times reports that Shell saw more employee deaths than any other western oil company in 2008. Since 2000, Shell has been fined more than $600 million for environmental and workplace safety violations. Our firm even held Shell accountable to their own employees before.
Shell has failed to keep their employees safe in many occasions, including:
Two Shell Workers Killed in Fire on North Sea Platform (2003)
The two men were working in a leg of the Brent Bravo production unit when a sudden gas explosion occurred. The incident could have been prevented if the gas leak had been repaired as soon as it was discovered. After this incident, Shell implemented the necessary offshore training and repairs to keep the North Sea Platform safe.
Crush Injuries Suffered Aboard Drilling Rig (2015)
On March 4, 2015, an oil rig worker suffered serious injuries during an offshore drilling accident. At the time of the accident, the roughneck was on the monkey board on the Transocean Barents doing an inspection. At this time, the worker was under contract with Shell. The investigation cited Shell for inadequate design of the work area and conflicting procedure requirements for accessing and working in the derrick.
Fire Breaks Out on Oil & Gas Platform (2017)
On November 9, 2017, an oil rig fire broke out on the Shell Enchilada Platform, which was located 100 miles south of Vermillion Bay. As a result of the fire, two workers were injured and more than 3 dozen workers were evacuated off the rig. The injured workers suffered severe burn injuries and concussions. This incident was caused due to Shell’s negligence—a Shell pipeline operator failed to adequately supervise and train employees on safety procedures.
Arnold & Itkin represented all of these workers.
Common Injuries Caused by Rig Accidents
Serious injuries can result from drilling rig accidents. In most cases, these incidents are preventable. Even experienced workers get hurt by unsafe practices, bad training, or old equipment. If you were injured while working on a drilling rig, you may be looking for a way to move forward with financial stability. Arnold & Itkin may be able to help.
Common life-altering injuries caused by rig accidents include:
Royal Dutch Shell Accident Attorneys
Time and time again we have seen even the clearest cases delayed or weighed down by endless delay tactics. Companies do this knowing that they have the resources to wait out injured workers and pressure them to drop their cases. Arnold & Itkin refuses to stand aside and let companies deny compensation to hurting and grieving families. We are proud to help injured workers and their families get the money they need for medical care, lost wages, and more. We have won billions of dollars on behalf of our clients—find out if we can help you too.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or a wrongful death in a Shell accident, contact our Royal Dutch Shell accident attorneys for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.