An injured subsea engineer has now hired VB Attorneys after being injured while working aboard an offshore rig. At the end of December 2018, our client was working on a rig run by Rowan Companies when a fitting broke, causing a pressurized hose to whip around and strike him on the head.
Our client’s injuries were so severe that he needed to be medically evacuated from the vessel in order to receive immediate attention. He is currently still undergoing treatment for his injuries.
This case is currently still being investigated, but we will provide updates as it progresses.
Rowan Companies has a history of safety issues and unsafe working conditions
This is not our first offshore injury case against Rowan by far. We are currently helping several mariners who were injured working for Rowan, including a worker who hired us after getting injured on a Rowan jack-up rig in 2017.
Just this past September, we helped an injured roustabout settle his case against Rowan after he underwent several back surgeries due to their ineffective safety policies and procedures. Even though Rowan and its representatives tried every legal maneuver possible to shirk responsibility for our client’s injuries we held them to their responsibility to provide a safe working environment.
In 2006, we helped our client, James, settle his case against Rowan. James was was injured while employed as a maintenance worker on a Rowan-owned offshore oil rig. While being transported back to port, the boat James was riding on suddenly shifted and he was thrown down a stairwell. He subsequently underwent back surgery and now has lasting damage due to Rowan’s unsafe working conditions. That same year, we helped another mariner hold Rowan accountable for unsafe working conditions on another rig.
Not only is it important for the victims in these cases to receive compensation for their injuries but it’s also essential to hold companies accountable for not providing safe environments for their employees. The Jones Act requires that maritime employers provide workers with a safe working environment. Rowan has a duty to follow the law and protect its workers. Our hope is that these cases will give Rowan an incentive to put safety first and to prevent the same thing from happening to future employees.
If you or a loved one was injured while working offshore, we can help
Offshore work accidents occur all too often. Fortunately, our maritime injury attorneys are experienced in taking on even the largest offshore corporations and winning. If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed working offshore, find out how we can help you. Call us at (877) 724-7800 or fill out our free, confidential contact form.