According to an April 2013 study by the CDC, Offshore workers in the Oil and Gas Industry are seven times more likely to be killed on the job than workers in any other industry. The study considered offshore fatalities between 2003-2010, with 27.1 deaths versus 3.8 deaths per 100,000 workers. Transportation was cited as the most dangerous aspect of the job, with 51% attributed to transportation accidents. Fatality information was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Industries. To read the full study, titled Fatal Injuries in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations — United States, 2003–2010, click here.
Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards has been protecting offshore workers and their families in Louisiana, along the Gulf Coast and worldwide since 1957. Many people earn their living on the water in Louisiana, which is why our attorneys are so experienced at the aggressive pursuit Jones Act claims on behalf of seamen and their families, as well as other admiralty, maritime, personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation claims.
If you have been injured offshore or have lost loved ones in a maritime accident, contact the experienced maritime attorneys at DWRE to learn more about your legal rights.