Many Americans work on offshore oil and natural gas rigs. While these jobs typically pay well for the months of work at sea, they are also some of the most difficult and dangerous jobs available because they require strenuous work with high-powered machinery in some of the most intense weather conditions.
If you or a loved one has been injured on an offshore oil or natural gas rig, and you feel a negligent employer or other party was responsible, you may eligible to receive financial benefits. To speak with a legal representative about your case, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600. We can help you understand your legal options.
Offshore Work Dangers
Workers on offshore rigs have to deal with extreme weather as well as high-powered machinery and the risk of falling into the ocean. With these conditions, there is always a chance of an accident. Some of the most common dangers these workers have to face include:
- Cranes and other high-powered equipment
- Continual exposure to elements such as rain and ice
- Walking on slippery deck surfaces
- Elevated heights over water
- Poor visibility
- Ropes under thousands of pounds of pressure
- Exposure to harmful chemicals
There are many other potential risks of working on offshore oil and natural gas rigs. Workers may also experience health complications years after they have stopped working.
You do not have to suffer from a work-related condition or illness any longer. To speak with an attorney about your future and financial options, contact the Des Moines workplace accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.