In February, a work injury lawsuit was filed, which involved a Louisiana worker who suffered a slip-and-fall injury while working on an oil platform. Reportedly, the injury victim was working for Louisiana Safety Systems as a service technician at the time of the incident. While he was performing his job duties on an oil platform, he slip-and-fell on a set of stairs. His fall resulted in him suffering serious injuries.
In his lawsuit, he alleges that the oil platform operators are to blame for his accident and injuries, because they failed to provide a reasonably safe work environment that was free from hazards.
What to Do If You Are Injured While Working on an Oil Platform
For those who are injured on oil platforms and the relatives of those killed while working on oil platforms, holding those at fault accountable can be difficult. These situations often involve several types of law, including workers’ compensation, personal injury, product liability, premises liability and even maritime law.
Therefore, victims of oil rig accidents should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. In many cases, initial consultations are free and the attorney will answer your questions, tell you whether you have a valid case and discuss what options are available to you. Galloway Jefcoat, LLP co-founder Rusty Galloway spent several years working in the oil industry. He knows how it works and how to help those injured due to negligence.