Offshore work is dangerous. Employer negligence contributes to thousands of serious injuries aboard vessels each year. One type of serious accident caused by employer negligence is falls. A worker may fall from a height while working on an elevated platform. An accident of this kind may be fatal or may leave the offshore worker suffering from multiple broken bones, spinal cord trauma, head injuries or other life-changing injuries. If a worker falls overboard, drowning or near drowning may occur. Even a short fall can result in broken bones, sprains and other injuries that will affect a worker’s ability to perform his or her duties.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a fall 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.