Offshore workers have special protections in the Jones Act
Offshore workers, including those on oil rigs, barges, boats, and ships have some unique risks associated with their occupations. Maritime accidents aren’t very common, but when they do occur the devastation can be considerable. This is because of several different factors. We understand the risks associated with working offshore. If you are injured in an offshore accident, we can help you to learn about your rights to seek compensation.
Offshore Accident Attorney
One unique challenge that occurs when there is an accident offshore is that you will have a medical care. In the case of a catastrophic injury, you might have to wait for an air evacuation. That means that you would be able to receive only basic first aid until you are evacuated. While the care would be a bit more specialized in the air evacuation unit, it still wouldn’t equal up to the care you would receive at a trauma center.