Offshore Fires & Explosions
Fires and explosions are no light matter. When an offshore vessel suffers an explosion, the entire vessel may sink. A fire can be equally as damaging and may quickly spread across the entire offshore platform, trapping workers and leaving no room for escape. If you have experienced the devastating consequences of a fire or explosion while working as a seaman or offshore worker, turn to a maritime injury lawyer at our firm for caring legal support.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have seen the ways that an offshore fire can wreak havoc on a maritime worker's life. Serious physical injuries and emotional traumatization are only the beginning. Many times, injured workers will rack up hefty medical bills as a result of hospital visits and rehabilitation, leaving them financially overwhelmed. Time and time again, these maritime workers have found relief from their helpless situation by contacting a personal injury attorney at our firm.
Contact an Offshore Injury Lawyer Who Truly Cares
Our firm offers a free initial consultation to those injured by fires and explosions in an offshore accident. We are waiting to answer your tough questions and to explain the maritime laws that can help you seek compensation for your injuries, regardless of who is to blame for the fire or explosion. If your employer's negligence led to your injuries, we can assist you with filing a Jones Act claim to seek financial compensation for medical care, living expenses, and lost earnings.
There are many scenarios that can cause a fire or an explosion on an offshore vessel. Rigs, barges, tankers, and other vessels carry a large amount of fuel, and something as simple as an improperly maintained pipeline can cause a fire. Offshore equipment that operates off fuel or electricity also presents another hazard that maritime workers must continually be aware of. If you have suffered burns or serious physical injury of any kind, it is important for you to receive the best medical care possible. When you contact an attorney at our firm, we will fight for the compensation you need to make a full recovery and pay off your medical bills.
Our commitment and passion has earned us the respect of countless offshore workers in the past, and we are convinced we can accomplish the same level of success for your case as well.