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Texas Jack-Up Rig Accident Lawyers

Defending Your Rights After Jack-Up Rig Accidents

Jack-up rigs are vital components of the offshore oil and gas industry. However, these platforms also present unique dangers for workers. If you've been injured in a jack-up rig accident in Texas, Jolly Roger Law is here to help. 

Our experienced team of offshore accident lawyers understands the complexities of jack-up rig operations and the rights of injured workers under maritime law. We are dedicated to fighting for the compensation you deserve to recover from your injuries.

How Do Jack-Up Rig Accidents Happen?

Jack-up rigs operate in harsh environments and involve complex machinery. Accidents can occur due to various factors, including:

  • Shifting or Collapsing Legs: Improper leg placement, foundation issues, or severe weather conditions can cause the rig to become unstable, leading to catastrophic accidents.
  • Equipment Malfunctions: Defective winches, cranes, or other equipment can malfunction, causing crushing injuries or falls from height.
  • Slips and Falls: Wet or slippery surfaces on deck or in work areas can lead to falls that cause serious injuries.
  • Falling Objects: Dropped tools, equipment, or unsecured materials can cause head and neck injuries or crush injuries.
  • Blowouts and Fires: Leaks in pressurized systems or electrical malfunctions can lead to explosions and fires, causing severe burns and smoke inhalation.

These are just some examples, and any incident on a jack-up rig that results in serious injury can be considered an actionable accident.

Know Your Rights After an Accident

The Jones Act is a federal law that protects the rights of offshore workers injured in the course of their employment on navigable waters. Under the Jones Act, you may be entitled to compensation.

Maintenance and Cure

This covers your medical expenses, lost wages, and other living expenses while recovering from your injury.

Negligence Damages

If your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer or a fellow crew member, you may be entitled to additional compensation for pain and suffering, disability, and lost future earning capacity.

An experienced offshore accident lawyer from Jolly Roger Law can help you determine your rights under the Jones Act and fight for the full compensation you deserve.

What An Offshore Accident Lawyer Can Do For Your Case

The aftermath of a jack-up rig accident can be overwhelming. Medical bills pile up, and you may be unable to work. We understand the complexities of maritime law and the unique challenges faced by offshore workers. Our team will work tirelessly to protect your rights and obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

Contact The Jolly Roger Law Firm Today

Don't go through this alone. If you've been injured in a jack-up rig accident, contact Jolly Roger Law today for a free consultation. We'll fight for the compensation you need to heal and rebuild your life.

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