Houston Personal Injury Attorney
An accident aboard an off-shore oil rig or drilling platform can be one of the most physically devastating and complex legal matters workers and their families can face. Hampton & King has over 35 years of experience skillfully guiding clients through the tangle of liability issues and serious injury concerns they will deal with in the pursuit of justice and fair compensation.
Contact our offices for an honest, no-cost consultation about your case.
Handling off-shore oil rig injury claims under maritime law
Unlike oilfield rig or refinery plant accidents Land-based oil rig incidents can involve issues of maritime law under the Jones Act, or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act for fixed oil drilling platforms. A good understanding of these laws by your attorney can give accident victims greater legal leverage in a case against giant oil and insurance companies. We have the background and experience to handle these and other complex issues of liability related to:
- Oil rig defects and well blowouts
- Explosions and fire
- Dangerous, toxic chemical exposure
- Improper safety guards
- Mishandled pipes and couplings
- Boat or aircraft transport accidents
Older rigs, questions of ownership, defective equipment from third-party manufacturers, and errors by co-workers working and living under harsh conditions at sea pose tremendous risks to workers and the families who count on them for support.
When catastrophic injuries or fatalities occur, our expertise in handling these and other complicated personal injury cases can make a significant difference for our clients.
A reputation for efficient, caring and successful legal help
Hartley Hampton is a board-certified attorney in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and he has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in Texas, Medical Malpractice (U.S. News & World Report L.P., Copyright Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken S.C.) every year from 2007 to 2014. During negotiation or at trial, we work to providing experienced representation and the personal service clients deserve during their struggle.
Injury victims and families who have lost loved ones in off-shore drilling rig accidents need have experienced legal advocate on their side in Hartley Hampton. Contact our Houston law offices to schedule a no-cost consultation.