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Offshore Accidents


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Offshore Accidents

At The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation, we have deep roots in a community built on offshore drilling and the energy sector. We specialize in offshore accident cases, understanding the complexities involved. These cases go beyond personal injury, often involving powerful defendants and determined insurance companies. Time is of the essence, as they will try to shift blame and offer inadequate settlements.

Our experience in litigating against energy companies and insurers can make a significant difference in your settlement outcome and timeline. Your rights must be protected, so contact us immediately for a free case evaluation.

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When it comes to offshore accidents, The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation is unparalleled in hands-on experience. We understand the complexities of these cases, and the opposing parties will do everything to avoid taking responsibility or providing fair compensation. Check out of list of “Do’s and Don’ts” when it comes to offshore accidents.

What to Do When an Offshore Accident Happens:

Report the accident

Report the accident, including how and why it happened, who and what was involved, and your injuries.

  • Call for help and insist on immediate medical care if the injury causes substantial pain or appears
  • Be careful not to shield others or equipment who caused or contributed to the accident.
  • Do not minimize your injuries.
  • List all your injuries and problems to the supervisor, so they can be placed in the accident report.
  • Be sure to get a copy of the accident report.
Attempt to get names

Attempt to get names, phone numbers, and addresses of witnesses who were present or know about
the cause of the accident.

Get the necessary medical attention

Get the necessary medical attention. Don’t assume the problems will pass in a few days or weeks.
See a doctor as soon as possible even if you have to pay for it yourself.

  • Avoid seeing a “Company Doctor.” Try to choose your own doctor who is familiar with you and your
  • If you have a head or spinal injury, see an orthopedic or neurological specialist.
  • Determine as early as possible if you’ll be out of work and for how long.
  • Determine the “long-term prognosis” as a result of surgery or disability.
Only discuss the case with necessary parties

Only discuss the case with necessary parties, such as your family or those providing medical treatment.

If injuries persist for more than a few days

If injuries persist for more than a few days, consult an attorney-specialist in maritime or offshore accidents.

  • Ask about his experience.
  • Bring a detailed version of the accident, injuries, treatment, and disability with you for the first
    meeting. Write down as many questions as you can think of about law and procedure in your injury
  • Ask about fees and expenses of the case.
  • Ask your family and friends if they know the attorney or his firm, and what they think of him.
  • Don’t hesitate to interview several attorneys or to ask what they feel they can do to help you.
Obtain the following documents

Obtain the following documents for yourself or your attorney:

  • Copies of all medical reports and bills.
  • Copies of your wage records and income tax returns.
  • Copies of any accident reports or statements given by you.
Read all documents before you sign them

Read all documents before you sign them. If you have any doubts, you should see an attorney.

Other documents

Other documentation that can be very important and that you should try to obtain when possible

  • List of mileage to and from all health care visits (which can be reimbursed to you at a later time).
  • Copies of any radiology reports on tests given to you, such as x-rays, CT Scans, Bone Scan, MRI, or
  • Log books you’ve kept on your work offshore, showing time spent there and activities.
  • Names and addresses of co-employees who were working with you at the scene of the accident,
    whether for the same or a different company, who could be witnesses to this or other similar accidents.

What Not Do In Case Of An Offshore Accident:

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