Helping Those Who Help Fuel Our Economy
In our country's quest for oil to run our cars, transport our goods and create products, there are times when not enough care or caution is taken and oil rig workers are injured or killed as a result. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a good example of this type of negligent behavior. If you have been severely injured in an accident on an oil rig, or have lost a loved one, you have the right to certain benefits and may be able to file a personal injury claim against a third party.
At Vititoe Law Group, our Santa Barbara lawyers handle cases for workers who have been injured in oil rig accidents and for the families of workers who were killed on the job throughout California and across the country. We will pursue workers' compensation, Jones Act claims and third-party personal injury claims on your behalf, depending on your situation and the extent of your injuries.
Our law firm does extensive work in environmental law, as well as in personal injury, so we have in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding the safety and operation of oil rigs. This can give us an edge in proving fault on the part of negligent employers or third parties.
Working on an oil rig is an inherently dangerous job, in spite of safety regulations put into place by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and oil companies. Injuries on oil rigs may occur from:
- Improper operation of equipment
- Defective equipment
- Operator error
- Chemical exposure
- Lack of proper training
- Improper pressurization
Seeking Justice, Serving You
Our attorneys investigate the accident that caused your injury and consult with experts in engineering, safety and other fields as necessary to gather the evidence to prove fault on the part of all negligent parties. We work with medical experts to determine the impact your injuries will have on the rest of your life. Using this information, we calculate damages and pursue maximum compensation for you.
Contact Our Drilling Injury Attorneys To Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you have been hurt while working on an oil rig, call 818-851-1886 or contact us online to set up a time to talk with our team about your injuries. We have offices in Westlake Village, Los Angeles and Oxnard, and we can also arrange to meet with you anywhere in California. Our attorneys collect no fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.