Lawyers / Attorneys: Evaluating Nationwide Oil Rig / Oil Platform Accidents, Injuries & Death

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*** Attention Offshore Platform/ Oil-Rig Workers *** 

If you were potentially seriously injured while working on an offshore platform/oil-rig, or if have a loved one who was injured or even died as a result of working on an offshore platform/oil-rig, please contact us immediately for a FREE potential case evaluation.

  • Death
  • Serious Injury                          

Both of the above have been attributed to offshore platforms/oil-rigs. 

We have offshore platform/oil-rig lawyers standing by ready to speak with you.  

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and our attorneys take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award/compensation.  

Do not Delay!  

Your rights and compensation may be lost forever if you wait.  


An offshore platform – which may also be referred to as either an oil platform or as an oil-rig - is a very large structure, the specific purpose of which is to house both skilled workers and machinery required to drill wells in the bed of the ocean, extract oil and/or natural gas, process the product, and then ship them to shore.  

The overwhelming majority of all offshore platforms can be found on the Continental Shelf.

As a result of advances in technology and the increased prices of crude oil, however, both drilling and production in deeper waters has become possible and economically worthwhile.  


Due to the harsh environments that can be encountered in the oceans - as well as the generally hazardous nature of the industry itself - accidents, injuries and deaths are unfortunately all too common.

  • In July 1988, nearly 170 people lost their lives when the Occidental Petroleum's Piper Alpha offshore production platform – which was located on the Piper Field in the British sector of the North Sea - catastrophically exploded following a leak of gas.
  • Two years later, in March 1980, the “Flotel” (Floating Hotel) platform Alexander Kjelland capsized during a harsh storm in the North Sea: 123 lives were lost as a result.
  • In 2001, the Petrobras 36 platform exploded and killed 11 people in Brazil.
  • Within the United States, the oil and gas extraction industry has an average, yearly occupational fatality figure of 30 per 100,000 workers.

To place things into their proper perspective, the above-figure is approximately eight-times higher than the average rate of occupational fatalities rate for all U.S. workers.  

Although severe accidents and fatal injuries in the oil and gas industry were identified as a deeply pressing issue more than a decade ago, recently secured data clearly demonstrates that the problem still unfortunately persists. 

According to figures provided in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, during the period from 2003 to 2007, the number of fatalities that involved workers in the oil and gas industry increased by a significant 41%. 

Of the 500-plus deaths that occurred during 2003- 2007, the vast majority resulted from either highway motor vehicle crashes (which accounted for 29% of all deaths); or employees being hit by tools and/or equipment (21%).  

The next most common causes of death in the oil and gas industry were explosions (8%), employees trapped and/or crushed in machinery and/or tools (8%), and falls to lower levels of the offshore platform (7%). 

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC HEALTH RELATED RISKS? The most serious risks include:

  • Death
  • Serious Injury

If you have been seriously injured as a result of an accident on an offshore platform/oil-rig, or if you have a loved one who was injured, or who died while working on an offshore platform/oil-rig, you may have a claim for legal compensation.

Contact the Mulligan Law Firm for superior legal representation.  

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In all personal injury cases, it is extremely important that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, to investigate the case in question, and to enable physicians, attorneys, or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries.   

If you or a loved one or friend is injured and may have a potential legal claim, call The Mulligan Law Firm now at 1-866-LAW-0001.  

The initial consultation is FREE of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.   

You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.   

Do not delay!   

If you delay, and the statute of limitations time period expires, you may lose all your rights to file any claim for compensation of any kind.  

If you are not sure or need additional help, please fill out our form on this website or call us for help at 1-866-LAW-0001 (1-866-529-0001)

 A member of our firm will call you as soon as possible to help you determine the possibility of filing a potential claim. 

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced attorney regarding cases of personal injury and wrongful death, please submit our potential case intake form on this website for a free evaluation of your situation.  

We will respect the confidentiality of your information to the fullest extent.  

Form submissions are relayed to us through our highly secure servers.

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