Houston Lawyer For Workers Injured in Offshore Drilling Rig Accidents

A platform injury, fall from great heights or spinal cord injury suffered in an offshore drilling rig accident requires immediate attention from a doctor — and from a skilled workplace personal injury attorney with decades of experience and a reputation for results.

In Texas, Louisiana and nationwide, that compassionate lawyer is Michael E. Shelton, founder of The Shelton Law Firm.

Mr. Shelton's personal experience working on an oil rig, prior to becoming a lawyer, has given him a unique understanding of the issues at play in cases involving the offshore, pipeline and construction industries. He has devoted 40 years of his professional life to fighting for justice for working people who are injured.

The Shelton Law Firm works hard to safeguard the interests of oil and gas workers who have been injured in drilling rig accidents in the Gulf of Mexico and other major waterways. We also represent family members who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died from fatal injuries during offshore drilling work.

Drilling rigs and other offshore structures present a number of daily dangers for oil and gas workers. You need high-quality representation in order to recover from your injury and return to work, so you can continue to provide for your family. Contact the Shelton Law Firm today for the free initial consultation that can give you peace of mind.

Knowledgeable, Experienced, Aggressive Protection of Injured Workers' Rights

Michael E. Shelton protects injured offshore drilling rig workers' rights in the event of:

  • Negligence in equipment operation
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Cable or block breaks
  • Grating collapse
  • Pipe tongs malfunction
  • Catheads slipping or improper placement
  • Falling objects
  • Slip and falls

You may have been seriously injured on a jack-up rig or floating rig, or while being transferred to the rig from a boat. The Jones Act protects workers on boats, jack-ups and floating oil rigs. Proof of employer negligence could allow you to recover compensation for pain and suffering and disability, in addition to full wages lost. Michael E. Shelton can also take your case to court, if necessary, as any injured person not offered fair compensation by an employer can have his or her case decided by a jury.

If you were seriously injured on a fixed platform, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act can come into play. This law considers a fixed oil platform to be an island of the contiguous state. Your work accident injury would then be covered by workers' compensation laws of the nearest state. A third-party injury accident caused by a negligent contractor or equipment manufacturer could result in a lawsuit against the third party.

Contact Houston offshore drilling rig injury attorney Michael E. Shelton and The Shelton Law Firm toll free: 877-771-6139. Your initial consultation is free of charge and can be conducted at your home or hospital room during your recovery from your injury. For your convenience, the contingency fee basis for our work means that you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.