Offshore Accidents

If you are injured or know someone who was killed in an offshore accident, do you know your rights?

Offshore AccidentsIf you know someone who was injured or killed as a result of the actions of someone else or conditions of a vessel, you should contact an experienced maritime attorney. Paul Snow’s website, which you are presently logged onto, discusses some of our past experience in representing families of victims of such accidents. Because the rights of the family members of a maritime accident dramatically depend on the classification of the vessel involved and the status of the victim as a seaman or a passenger, the family's rights must be analyzed carefully by an experienced maritime attorney. The Law Office of Paul Snow is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Louisiana, and have handled a number of offshore accident cases in the past to successful conclusion.

If you are injured or know someone who was killed on a fixed platform, do you know your rights?

A determining factor will be whether the platform is located in state waters or on the Outer Continental Shelf of the United States . The victim’s rights can depend upon whether the accident resulted from the negligence of a vessel operating near the platform, the platform operator itself, or its contractors. Analyzing the rights of the victim in such an accident is extremely complex and you should contact an experienced maritime attorney if you have been injured or know someone who has been killed on a fixed platform. The Law Office of Paul Snow is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Louisiana, and have handled a number of fixed platform accident cases in the past to successful conclusion.

If you are injured or know someone who was killed on a vessel such as a jackup, semi-submersible drilling rig, or drilling ship, etc., do you know your rights?

Rights of maritime victims depend upon whether the victim is an employee of the operator of the vessel, a passenger, or a member of the crew, or which jurisdiction governs the area in which the accident occurred. You should contact an experienced maritime attorney if you are injured or know someone who was killed as a result of the actions of someone else or condition of the vessel. Because the rights of the victim of an offshore accident depend on the classification of the vessel involved and the status of the victim as a seaman or passenger, the rights of victim must be analyzed carefully by an experienced maritime attorney. The Law Office of Paul Snow is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Louisiana, and have handled a number of maritime accident cases in the past to successful conclusion.

Will I be fired if I bring a claim?

When someone is injured or killed in an offshore accident, usually the employer's insurance company will pay for the medical bills and compensation while the victim is out of work.  The employer will recover the money they paid out if the victim is successful in making his claim against a negligent third party who caused the accident; therefore, the employer should be more than agreeable to allow the claim to go forward since the employer will be reimbursed any monies that they spent through their insurance company if the claim is successful.  The Law Offices of Paul Snow is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Louisiana, and have handled a number of offshore accident cases in the past to successful conclusion.

The Law Offices of Paul Snow handle claims involving wrongful death and personal injury of workers aboard:  jackup drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs, drill ships, barges, supply, utility and crew boats, seismic vessels, dredges, jackup barges, diving vessels, commercial fishing boats, offshore and inland tug boats, and helicopters.

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