Maritime workers rely upon the equipment they use to work properly and to be free from defects. Offshore equipment, including heavy machinery, as well as cables and rigging, must be properly maintained and free from manufacturing or design defects to ensure it functions properly. Negligence on the part of a vessel owner and/or offshore employer may cause equipment failure that results in serious injury or even wrongful death. The accidents caused by equipment failure can be catastrophic. A maritime worker may be pinned under a heavy load, lose a hand or foot that becomes caught in a machine’s moving parts, or suffer from electrical injuries, severe burns or electrocution when equipment malfunctions.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed as a result of an equipment accident, it is very important that you contact a highly skilled, offshore maritime injury lawyer immediately. Learn about your legal rights from an experienced offshore maritime injury attorney by filling out our free, no obligation case review form located on this website.