Simon – O’Rourke is your Offshore Drilling Cases Law Firm. Let us use our years of experience to help you obtain the results that you and your family deserve.

Offshore Drilling Cases

If you work offshore on a Semi-Submersible, Jack-up, Drill Ship, Drill Barge, or on a support vessel such as a Workboat or Crewboat, you are likely a Jones Act Seaman or maritime worker that has special legal rights and protections under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law.

Simon-O’Rourke knows the Jones Act and General Maritime Law and has extensive experience handle Offshore Drilling cases. 

Offshore WorkerWorking an offshore drilling job is physically demanding and dangerous. Drilling offshore, regardless of whether you are working within one mile or hundreds of miles away from the nearest landmass, creates many additional challenges and risks that make the job even more demanding and dangerous. With so many risks involved with on an offshore drilling job, safety, not production or finishing up a well, should be the top priority.

As a Jones Act Seaman or Maritime worker, your employer, the rig owner, the tool pusher and the company man owe you special duties and obligations to provide you a safe workplace, a seaworthy vessel, properly maintained equipment, good supervision, good training, and sufficient crew.

When your employer or the vessel owner fail to meet their safety obligations under the Jones Act or General Maritime Law, serious accidents can, and do occur.

If you have been injured working on an offshore drilling job, call us at 281-667-4081.

Offshore Drilling Cases

Top Five Questions:

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How much is my case worth?

How long with a case take?

How do I pay for my medical treatment?

How do I pay my bills?

We know that hiring a lawyer and pursing a claim are very big decisions that will impact your life and your family’s future.

We will discuss your case and use our 27+ years of combined experience handling Offshore Drilling Cases to give you the best answers that we.

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Some of Companies We Have Handled Claims Against

  • BP
  • Transocean
  • Edison Chouest Offshore
  • Baywater Drilling
  • Nobel Driling
  • Parker Drilling
  • Spartan Offshore Drilling
  • Diamond Offshore
  • Nabors
  • Rowan Companies
  • Hercules Offshore

Workers We Have Assisted

  • Roustabouts
  • Derrickmen
  • Crane Operators
  • Roughnecks
  • Engineers
  • Wipers
  • Mud men / Mud
  • Assistant Driller
  • Deckhand
  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Able Bodied Seaman
  • Boatman / Captain / Master
  • Wireline Operators
  • Welders

Types of Drilling Vessels We Have Experience With

  • Semi-Submersibles
  • Jack-Ups
  • Drill Ships
  • Drill Barges
  • Inland Barges
  • Liftboats
  • Crewboats
  • Workboats
  • Supply Boats

Damages we have fought for:

  • Lost Income
  • Medical Treatment and Costs (Cure)
  • Cost of Living (Maintenance)
  • Future Medical
  • Lost Income
  • Lost Future Earnings
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Future Pain and Suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Punitive Damages (Gross Negligence Claims)

Proven Skill and Knowledge Relevant to Your Maritime Injury Case

  • We are familiar with the many different jobs and types of vessels in the Offshore Drilling industry.
  • We have extensive knowledge about the safety rules and laws involved with Offshore Drilling Operations.
  • We know common safety violations that occur when working offshore.
  • We know the short cuts that companies take.
  • We know the pressures that are put on those working offshore.
  • We know the proper Maritime safety procedures and the improper procedures workers have been told to do.

Do Not Be Blamed:

Are you being told that you violated a safety procedure?

Were you told (or pressured) to “cooperate” with the company or else you would be fired for violating safety procedures?

Were you given written safety policies but told and trained to do things differently?

If so, you are not alone. We have represented many clients that have been told that they “violated” safety procedures. Many of these workers who were not properly trained, told to violate a safety procedure by a supervisor, or were pressured to get the job done with no regard for safety.

We fought for those clients and we will fight for you.

When you hire Simon – O’Rourke:

  • You are hiring a law firm that is going to handle your case in-house;
  • You will know the actual lawyer who is going to represent you; and
  • You are hiring experience.

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