Drilling Rig Accidents

Drilling Rig Accidents

A number of people work offshore on oil rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, Houston Ship Channel, Port of Houston, and Galveston Bay. Claims against employers for on the job injuries, including serious injury and/or death, are usually handled under the Federal Jones Act (which permits injured seaman or maritime workers to collect damages for losses caused by negligent owners, operators, officers and co-workers). Offshore injuries may result from faulty equipment, improperly managed working environments, mechanical malfunctions, and inadequately trained and supervised employees.

Onshore drilling rigs can also be dangerous places to work when safety rules and regulations are not adhered to or workers are rushed to get their jobs completed. The result is often preventable, life-altering injuries.

Riff & Associates PC assists injured workers and their families to obtain compensation for their personal injuries and financial losses.

If you have been injured in a drilling rig accident which has left you unable to work and otherwise provide for your family, hiring an experienced, extremely qualified attorney may be one of the most critical decisions you will ever make. Todd Riff has considerable experience handling both onshore and offshore drilling accidents and is a board certified personal injury trial lawyer.