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Offshore & Oil Rig Injuries

The oil and gas industry is the heart of South Louisiana’s workforce and impacts most residents of the Gulf Coast region in some way. This makes the impacts of offshore and oil rig injuries all the more devastating when they occur. If you or a loved one suffers from injuries that resulted from offshore work, take heart in knowing that there are laws in place to protect the rights of oil rig workers and hold employers liable for negligence in case of wrongful death or personal injury.

Injuries sustained offshore may include (but are not limited to):

  • Negligent or improperly trained workers
  • High pressure in wells
  • Gas leaks
  • Slips and falls
  • Poorly maintained or malfunctioning equipment
  • Explosions
  • Failure to follow the appropriate safety procedures

If you have been injured in an offshore accident, including offshore drilling rigs, towboats or tugboats, barges, or other water vessels, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. With a team that has lived and worked in the Gulf Coast Region for decades, Waitz & Downer has the industry knowledge and legal experience needed to defend you or your loved ones in the event of an offshore or oil rig injury. 

We’re committed to easing the legal burden for you so that you and your loved ones can focus on healing and moving forward from your accident.

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Maritime and Offshore Accidents

Our Waitz & Downer team is committed to making the process of an offshore or oil rig injury claim as easy as possible for you and your loved ones by relieving you of the stress and paperwork that come with your case. We promise to handle your personal injury claim with compassion and commitment. 

If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s fault or negligence, call (985) 876-0870 for a no-obligation consultation or fill out our contact form to get in touch with our team.

The Law Firm of Waitz & Downer

The law firm of Waitz & Downer was founded in 1971 by the late Joseph L. Waitz to provide legal practice to the Gulf Coast region through a specialization in helping injured persons and devastated families who have suffered a catastrophic loss in an oil field accident, maritime accident, auto or boating accident that resulted in serious personal injury or wrongful death. The firm also counsels clients on Social Security and disability claims, as well as wills and successions.

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