Oil Rig / Offshore Accidents

Application of Jones’s Act

Offshore oil platforms are built on “waterways”. Therefore, workers who spend a lot of time on oil rigs are boaters under the federal Jones Act.
The Jones Act gives seafarers the right to sue their employers for failing to keep a vessel (in this case an oil rig) in a reasonably safe condition. This includes pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and many other damages. Employers can also be held liable even if they are only partially responsible for any harm suffered.

Common negligence causes of accidents in offshore oil rigs

When a defendant sues an oil rig for personal injury, the defendant must show that he was at fault. In other words, you must show that ordinary care was not taken to maintain a safe work environment. Petroleum foods can be damaged, including negligence including the following:

  • We will not hire skilled experienced workers.
  • There is not enough control for the personnel of the oil supplier.
  • Could not train the staff correctly
  • There is not enough maintenance of oil installations
  • Insufficient safety supply (ie fire extinguishers)
  • Security is not enough
  • Dangerous property conditions (ie threats, canvases, etc.)
  • Chemical influence that cannot be ignored

Third -Party Liability

Operators can respond to affected maritime losses, but other responsibilities can be found. For example, the contractor and other teams in the third party often offer outsourcing oil browsing. If a third party has caused you harm due to negligence, you can file a claim against the third party.