Offshore Electrocution Accident Lawyer
If you have been electrocuted while working offshore, you need an offshore electrocution accident lawyer who can assist you in securing the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. Whether you recently started working offshore or have been working on offshore construction projects for years, your work and any potential accident or injury are covered under maritime law. Your rights as a worker are protected under the Jones Act, and as national maritime lawyers, the attorneys at Zehl & Associates know how to apply maritime law to maximize the value of your claim.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution is the second leading cause of workplace death, making it one of the “Fatal Four” and something that every employer needs to be diligent about preventing. OSHA is working to reduce electrocutions and regularly issues citations for faulty electrical wiring methods, equipment, and components. Still, many employers do not take the safety precautions necessary to prevent electrocutions.
To help limit the occurrence of accidents, OSHA has recommended specific ways to control hazards, some of which can be found in their publication, Recommended Practice for Occupational Safety for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations. Browsing through it may help you identify if your employer is taking the necessary precautions to keep you and other crew members safe.
How an Offshore Electrocution Accident Lawyer Can Help You
We can speak with you about the specifics of your case to determine what led to your electrocution. Under the Jones Act, a seaman has the right to sue anyone who contributed to the accident itself. This means that if you were electrocuted due to faulty equipment, you could sue the manufacturer of that equipment. If you were electrocuted because a foreman failed to disclose the exact nature or danger of your job duties, you could sue him or her as well. We can determine who may have been operating negligently to ensure that all parties are named in your lawsuit and held accountable.
During your consultation, we will let you know whether your best option is to begin negotiating with the insurance company and employer, or if you would be better served by heading straight to trial. We can then answer any questions you may have about your case, the probability of success, and the steps involved in the process. The maritime attorneys at Zehl & Associates have obtained over $750 million in damages for clients since 2012. With such dramatic success, you can be confident that when working with our law firm, you are receiving the best possible representation.
Speak with an Offshore Electrocution Accident Lawyer Today
Our goal is to ensure that your rights are protected, your case is filed correctly, you are treated fairly, and you receive the financial compensation you deserve. With years of experience, we know how to use maritime law to the advantage of our clients and can put that knowledge to work for you. To schedule a consultation, call Zehl & Associates at 1-888-302-3838.