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Category: Offshore Accidents

How Do You Protect Yourself After an Offshore Accident?

January 31, 2023 Offshore Accidents

When you get injured offshore, it can be hard to know what to do next. Should you report the accident? Should you see the ship’s or rig’s doctor? What else should (or shouldn’t) you do to protect your legal rights? Should you contact an offshore accident lawyer before you get back to land? These are all very important questions.
As someone who works offshore, protecting your legal rights when you get injured can be challenging. Not only are there important steps […]

Fatal Scaffold Accident in Texas Gulf is a Stark Reminder of the Dangers of Offshore Work

September 2, 2022 Offshore Accidents

According to a recent report from Marine Insight, a scaffold builder suffered a fatal fall from a Kiewit Offshore Services platform on October 1, 2022. The accident happened in the La Quinta Channel in Corpus Christi Bay, which connects to the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Insight reports that “[b]y 1:45 p.m., the Coast Guard officials in Corpus Christi got a call that an individual had fallen off a Kiewit Offshore Services platform and into the La Quinta Channel,” and “[d]ivers […]