Thousands of Louisiana residents are offshore workers. Each day they work hard to earn an income, but at the same time, they probably realize that they face a certain degree of danger each day as well. Injuries for offshore workers are, unfortunately, somewhat common. And that is because there is such a wide range of causes of offshore injuries.
Falling off ladders or falling from heights are some of the most common causes of offshore worker injuries. Working on the water often means that water is everywhere in the workplace for offshore workers. The result? Slippery surfaces that cause many offshore injuries. Falling objects or workers accidentally dropping objects are some of the other common causes of offshore injuries.
Injured workers not only have to worry about the sudden medical conditions they are presented with — they also have to worry about lost income when they are unable to return to work as they physically recover. Fortunately, injured offshore workers may have legal options to recover financial compensation and benefits.
At our law firm, we understand the danger that offshore workers are in every day. We also understand how significant of an impact it can be in an injured worker’s life when that person is unable to work and earn an income. We do our best to attempt to make sure that our clients know their legal options. For more information, please visit the admiralty and maritime law section of our law firm’s website. Suffering an offshore injury doesn’t have to lead to extreme difficulty when it comes time to consider the available options.