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Offshore Worker Injury and Accident Claims

Fletchers Solicitors can help you get justice and compensation for an offshore accident claim

Specialist international injury claims solicitors resolving offshore accident claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Expert legal support for your offshore accident claim 

Generally, those people who work offshore in an oil rig or other offshore location appreciate that this can be a dangerous working environment.  

For this reason, the risk of an accident is far greater than those people who are in an office for example. At Fletchers Solicitors, our experienced team of litigation lawyers specialise in offshore injury claims. We are committed to providing results for our clients, and with our global network of legal partners and our impressive track record, we can assure you that your offshore compensation claim is in the right hands. 

 

Offshore worker injury and accident claims 

Specialising in offshore drilling rig accident claims

Our lawyers are well versed in helping clients who have had accidents whilst on a drilling rig. They understand the complexities which come with making an injury claim whilst on a gas or oil rig. We have unrivalled experience in pursuing international personal injury claims and take pride in representing our clients successfully in a variety of offshore cases. We are proud to be leaders in this field, and our reputation is upheld by our consistently high rankings in trusted independent legal directories like Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for over 20 years. Accidents in this environment can be very serious and have a massive impact on your life. Not only financially, but also the repercussions for your family. We are here to help take away some of that stress and seek compensation to ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries.  

Common types of offshore or oil rig injuries

Throughout our years of experience, we have worked with clients who have suffered a number of accident and injury types during their time offshore or based on oil rigs. These injuries have included: 

  • Mistakes by colleagues in handling equipment

  • Limited or poor personal protection equipment

  • Substandard working conditions

  • Falls at work

  • Faulty equipment

  • Inadequate/unsafe systems

  • Substandard training of workplace equipment

  • Falling from heights

  • Manual handling accidents

Meet some of our offshore accident claim lawyers

Offshore worker injury and accident claims 

Mike Hagan
International Injury Lawyer

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Offshore worker injury and accident claims 

Mike Hagan
International Injury Lawyer

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Offshore worker injury and accident claims 

Daria Siokalo
Trainee Solicitor

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Offshore worker injury and accident claims 

Daria Siokalo
Trainee Solicitor

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No Win, No Fee offshore accident claims 

We generally fund our cases on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that there’s no financial risk to you throughout your case. We understand that pursuing a legal claim can feel daunting, which is why we commit to our No Win No Fee promise. And even if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not owe us a penny. 

Offshore injury claims FAQs

Can I claim compensation if I have been injured offshore?

No matter which industry you are working in offshore, your employers have a duty of care for you and should be able to make every effort to keep you safe while you are at work. 

If their duty of care is breached and your safety is put at risk, resulting in an injury, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim for your accident whilst working offshore.  

How much compensation could I be entitled to if I am injured offshore?

There is no definitive answer to how much compensation you may receive through your clam, as every claim and individual circumstances are different and there are varying conditions surrounding each one. 

Several factors are considered when calculating a compensation figure such as, the type of injury, any lasting injuries, the psychological effects of an injury, any out-of-pocket losses, future income and much more. We will ensure that we will get you the best possible outcome we can.  

Will I lose my job if I make a claim?

If you make a claim against your employer for an accident that occurred offshore, this should not impact your contract of employment with your employer. If you are sacked, or your work life becomes unbearable and you are forced to resign, you may have grounds to claim for an unfair dismissal. It is illegal for an employer to treat you differently just because you have made a personal injury claim. It is also helpful to note that in most cases the claim is not paid directly from your employer but by their insurance company.  

Will my offshore accident claim negatively impact the company or my colleagues?

It shouldn’t negatively impact your employer or your colleagues if you bring a claim forward. This is because all employers within the UK are legally obliged to hold the correct liability insurance, which is specifically designed to protect employers during incidents such as this, by covering personal injury claims. 

How long do I have to make an offshore accident claim?

There is usually a time limit of three years from when you sustained your injury to raise a claim. However, in some cases this limit may be shorter. This is why seeking expert legal advice is crucial at the earliest opportunity, so that any time limits for bringing a claim are not exceeded. 

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