Oil Rig Accidents

Williams Kherkher has won millions of dollars for the those injured on oil rigs. Contact us today if you've been hurt.

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Seasoned Oil Rig Accidents Lawyers

Don’t settle for an inexperienced law firm to handle your oil rig accident case.

If you have spent any time as a worker on an oil rig, we do not have to tell you how dangerous the job actually is. Long shifts, heavy machinery, and inclement weather all produce a recipe for disaster. Add in the increasing pressure from companies to produce more and more oil, and oftentimes you find the employer will start to take shortcuts and fail to follow accident-preventing protocols. In the event of an accident, the ones who suffer are the workers and their families, often with very little support from the company at fault.

That’s where the attorneys at Williams Kherkher step in. When oil and gas companies ignore or blatantly refuse to help the people they hurt, we are there to help pursue justice and rightful compensation for the injured party. As members of the community and fervent supporters of unions, we know very well the struggles of oil rig workers and the devastation that a serious accident can have on their livelihood. We’ve committed ourselves to defending oil rig and oilfield workers, and we are not afraid to take on the major oil companies and their high-powered insurance firms in the pursuit of fair and just compensation for our clients.

Why William

Why Choose Williams Kherkher?

  • Our attorneys have handled many successful oil rig cases.
  • We've recovered millions for the families of oil rig accident victims.
  • Nationally-recognized personal injury attorneys
  • Absolutely NO FEE unless we win
  • We come to you and take care of everything
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How We Can Help

Don’t settle for inexperienced law firms when it comes to complex oil rig injury litigation.

We have handled numerous catastrophic injury and fatality cases for oilfield workers and their families. We have the experience and the resources you need on your side to take the fight to your employer if you’ve been hurt in an accident on an oil rig. While it is true that these cases are often complex, there are protections in place to help you recover compensation. These programs include:

  • Jones Act or Merchant Marine Act of 1920
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)

By hiring an experienced lawyer at Williams Kherkher, you can rest assured you have a firm on your side that understands the specifics of the law when it comes to injuries aboard oil rigs. In addition, we understand the causes of such injuries, which often occur due to the following factors:

  • Inclement weather
  • Long shifts
  • Heavy machinery
  • Equipment failure
  • Fires and explosions
  • Failure to follow safety protocols
  • Careless or reckless behavior by workers
  • Poor communication on the rig

With the right team on your side, you can focus on what is most important following a serious accident: recovering from your injuries. In the event of a catastrophic injury that results in amputation or paralysis, we know you are rightfully concerned about your family and your ability to work and provide for them. Concerns such as these make it so important to choose a legal team that understands how to handle these cases and will work to recover the compensation you deserve.

Oil Rig Accident FAQs

After an oil rig accident, you undoubtedly have many questions. Since we’ve handled so many cases, we’ve compiled some of the common things our clients have asked. Rest assured that we’re here to guide you and your family through the whole legal process.

Yes. A special type of wrongful death claim exists for families of individuals who lost their lives while working offshore. The Death on the High Seas Act allows families to bring civil admiralty action against the responsible party if the person’s death was caused by negligence or a wrongful act on the high seas beyond three nautical miles of the shore.

Accidents that occur offshore fall under a different jurisdiction than typical workers’ compensation claims. Jones Act claims must be filed in state or federal court and require the experience and expertise of attorneys who know the specifics of maritime law. If you have been seriously hurt in an accident on an oil rig, you know how serious your claim is. Why choose an inexperienced attorney to handle it? The attorneys at Williams Kherkher have nearly three decades of experience helping people just like you with their accident claims.

You know as well as anyone how dangerous the conditions on the rig can be. Serious accidents occur all the time and the responsibility for those accidents can be assigned to the company, equipment manufacturers, or contractors. An experienced lawyer will help investigate the accident and can help determine who is truly at fault for your accident.

First and foremost, you need an attorney who understands the very specific and complicated nature of oil rig injury claims. You only have one shot at making your case and it is unwise to leave this important of a case in the hands of an inexperienced or apathetic attorney. You need a strong legal team behind you as you take on the large oil company, equipment manufacturer, or insurance company. We strongly suggest that you take a look at the credentials of the firm and the legal team that will be handling your case and choose a team that has the experience you need.

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