U.S. Maritime Workers in Foreign Waters
After the oil spill that devastated the Gulf of Mexico, an official moratorium was declared. Although deepwater drilling has reached a standstill domestically, this does not mean that this applies worldwide; in fact, there are many areas that still allow this type of exploration, including Great Britain and several African countries. To take advantage of these foreign opportunities, it's been reported that there have been at least three oil rigs that have left the Gulf - taking with them many domestic maritime workers who are looking to keep a paycheck.
However, regardless of where an offshore worker is employed, no matter whether it's in Angola, Brazil, Nigeria,or the Persian Gulf, it is important to keep in mind that the nature of maritime work is dangerous - location doesn't change that and, in fact, can only aggravate that danger. For instance, around the North Sea, the conditions are notorious for being fatally dangerous and often the cause of severe offshore accidents. So much in fact that according to a report released by the British Health and Safety Executive's Office, in 2009, the area around the North Sea saw a nearly doubling in major injuries and wrongful deaths. Many of these incidents were associated with the area's lack of focus on the safety of the workers.
Talk to an offshore injury attorney today!
If you are a U.S. maritime worker who has been involved in an accident while working in foreign waters, then it is crucial that you get the involvement of a lawyer who is well-versed in admiralty and maritime law. At Arnold & Itkin, we are widely considered as authorities in this area of the law and will do everything that we can to help our clients obtain the just outcome that they deserve. No matter whether you have been injured in a fire, an explosion or even a helicopter accident while being transported to work, you deserve to be compensated. By enlisting the help of a personal injury attorney from our firm, you can rest assured knowing that you will have an advocate on your side who will do everything possible to help protect your legal rights. We know what is on the line and we will fight exhaustively to help protect you.