Offshore Oilfield Laywer

Offshore oil rig

There are many ways an oil rig worker can get injured on the job. From burns to broken bones to head and spinal trauma, an oil rig injury can be serious. Many times, these injuries are life-changing and can affect several aspects of your life at once, including overall health, work performance, family relationships, and income.

If you or someone you know was injured in an offshore oil rig accident, you need an experienced, respected attorney in your corner. With qualified representation on your side, you increase your chances of winning your case and receiving compensation for your injuries. John G. Munoz has been handling complex offshore drilling rig injury cases for over 30 years. Through Martindale-Hubbell®, peers have awarded John Munoz the highest rating, AV, for his level of professional excellence, legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.

John Munoz is committed to helping Gulf of Mexico oil rig workers receive compensation for their injuries. Based in New Orleans, his professional, highly-respected Louisiana personal injury firm has successfully represented hundreds of injured offshore oilfield workers, and he can leverage that experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you are suffering the consequences of negligence on an offshore oil rig, contact us today so we can help get your life back on track.

Your Rights as an Oil Rig Injury Victim

All workers have the right to safe working conditions and protections from injury, but thousands of drilling rig accidents and injuries happen each year in the Gulf of Mexico. Hiring an experienced lawyer with extensive understanding of offshore injuries is your first step towards getting the compensation you deserve.

Offshore oil rig accidents can happen for many reasons, including:

  • Defective drilling rigs
  • Toxic exposure
  • Cathead slips
  • Heavy falling objects
  • Insufficient training for equipment operation
  • Dangerous pipe tongs or grating
  • Slips and trips
  • Cable breaks
  • Explosions
  • Equipment malfunction

Some drilling rig workers are subject to a specific category of injury laws. The Jones Act is a law that protects maritime workers injured in offshore vessel accidents. Although these federal acts are helpful to workers injured on semi-submersible drilling rigs and drill ships, they can be challenging to understand. These specialized cases require a lawyer like John Munoz, who is knowledgeable and experienced in the complexities of the Jones Act.

Work with Experienced Offshore Oil Rig Lawyers

With his decades of experience, John Munoz understands the ins and outs of offshore injury claims. His experience and knowledge help you earn favorable settlements so that you can receive the justice you deserve. With his strong network of medical and health care providers, he can help strengthen your case.

Take the first step towards claiming compensation by contacting John Munoz and setting up a free consultation for your offshore oil rig injuries.

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